Fiji Time: 12:27 AM on Thursday 8 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PDP guns for 50 seats

Avinesh Gopal
Sunday, June 22, 2014

THE People's Democratic Party says it will not blindly form a coalition with other political parties after the general election.

"It will depend on the policies and negotiations with any party when we get to it," said party leader Felix Anthony.

"Coalitions are not formed simply for the sake of forming a government.

"We are focused on the people and to deliver to the people."

Mr Anthony said the party was looking at contesting all 50 parliamentary seats in the September general election.

"Support is quite good and I thought it would be much harder being a new political party.

"But I think people want change and they want something new."

He said there was good support for the party from people in the Western and Northern divisions and on Ovalau, saying they were getting good response from people of all races.

Mr Anthony said applications from interested candidates had closed but the party would not necessarily give tickets to those who had applied.

"We will consult people to get their views on who should be the candidates. I think it's about picking people who have worked and are known in their community."

He said the party's candidates would be a mixture of people from different races living in the country, with one or two veteran politicians but a lot of new faces.

"We will have some young people in our line-up because we need some fresh minds in politics. If we have old politicians, then the same old thing will go on and on," said Mr Anthony.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61410.5951
JPY 57.033254.0332
GBP 0.30900.3010
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.72780.6948
AUD 0.66430.6393
USD 0.47080.4538



Exchange Rate updated on 6th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mum upset
  2. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15
  3. FRCA duo sent home
  4. Patel is still in charge at Fiji FA
  5. Applications open for PS posts
  6. China's new glass-bottom walkway cracks
  7. Incident prompts new plea
  8. Minister launches TTF luxury coaches
  9. 'Domestic violence affects productivity'
  10. Authorities investigate fire incidents and death

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  4. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  5. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  6. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  7. Escapee on the run Thursday (01 Oct)
  8. Court rules on woman's funeral rites Thursday (01 Oct)
  9. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  10. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)