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Second attempt

Shalveen Chand
Friday, July 04, 2014

YOUTH-focused proposed Fiji United Freedom party has submitted its application to register at the Fijian Elections Office for the second time.

The proposed party's initial registration was disqualified after 502 signatures in the Central Division, 460 in the North and 160 in the Eastern Division were declared invalid.

Jagath Karunaratne, president of the proposed party, said all attempts had been made to ensure they got registered.

"This time around, we are sure we will get registered. For each of the areas, we were told the votes were invalid, we have got more than the required number," Mr Karunaratne said.

"Even I took a trip up to Naitasiri in the second signature drive we had and I can tell you that there is a lot of support out there for us."

According to Mr Karunaratne, the proposed party's focus was on providing the youths a platform where they are able to have their own voice without being suppressed by the opinions of party elders.

With a little over two months to go to the polls, Mr Karunaratne said this time there would be no hiccup, adding that as soon as their proposed party was registered, they would hold a membership drive.

"Currently, we have the minimum required to register but that will change.

"We also have a draft constitution but that too will likely change once we have more members and a concrete committee.

"We are sure that we have people who will support us."








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