Fiji Time: 11:30 AM on Thursday 1 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PDP to name batch

Litia Vulaidausiga
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WITH its first batch of candidates soon to be announced, the People's Democratic Party says if a candidate is chosen from the public sector, they will be named closer to the September 17 election.

"Apart from applications, people have communicated the difficulty because of them being in the public service," said party general secretary Aman Ravindra-Singh.

"If a candidate is chosen from the public sector, the person or persons will be named closer to the election. That's why we are coming out in batches, for their job security."

The Political Parties Decree mandates that no public officer can be a member or office bearer of a political party and must resign before doing so.

"We are proud to say that we have received applications from various ethnic backgrounds.

"For us in PDP, it's a very positive sign, that recognising us as the only multiracial party in Fiji and at the same time, people who have applied are also from various backgrounds in employment," he claimed.

The party is interviewing potential candidates ahead of its first batch announcement next month.

Its mandate of a 20 per cent youth minimum and 30 per cent minimum of women in all its branches and committees will also be taken up to its parliamentary candidates.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64330.6243
JPY 51.422748.4227
GBP 0.37240.3644
EUR 0.43970.4277
NZD 0.68340.6504
AUD 0.65570.6307
USD 0.49270.4757

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ryan prepares to return to England, courier company helps out
  2. Natuva resigns
  3. Breaking the silence of rape
  4. Nakarawa recalls 7s call-up
  5. PNG shuns Fijian invitation
  6. Winners cry foul
  7. Police conduct house raid, 9 in custody
  8. $530m in remittances
  9. Call to utilise bus services
  10. PM stresses importance of education

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  4. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  5. Gregan joins Kunatani in Navosa Wednesday (31 Aug)
  6. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)
  7. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  8. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  9. Ryan's big day Tuesday (30 Aug)
  10. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)