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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.








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