Fiji Time: 5:47 AM on Tuesday 20 February

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 0.63240.6134
JPY 54.141851.1418
GBP 0.35780.3498
EUR 0.40590.3939
NZD 0.68840.6554
AUD 0.63940.6144
USD 0.50480.4878

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 19th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Long wait
  2. Plans to open caves for public viewing
  3. Masirewa scores biggest try
  4. Sau's 7s aim
  5. APOLOGY
  6. Indian engineers to assess Fiji's railway network
  7. Play for the love of 7s
  8. Democracy questioned
  9. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp
  10. Lau relief supply, tour begins

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. TC Gita: At its closest now Tuesday (13 Feb)
  3. Gita packs power Tuesday (13 Feb)
  4. TC Gita: Eye close by at 9pm Tuesday (13 Feb)
  5. TC Gita: Devastation clear Tuesday (13 Feb)
  6. Engine fire forces Fiji Link return Tuesday (13 Feb)
  7. TC Gita: Rooftop gone at Doi Tuesday (13 Feb)
  8. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  9. Della S(h)aw love Thursday (15 Feb)
  10. Dash for cover Wednesday (14 Feb)