Fiji Time: 2:08 AM on Monday 20 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Results reveal lack of interest in council

Nasik Swami
Saturday, August 16, 2014

JUST under half of Tebbutt-Times poll respondents want to bring back the Great Council of Chiefs.

The poll, conducted on 1047 registered voters between August 4 and 6 asked: "Do you think the Great Council of Chiefs should be restored, should not, or do you not care at all?

Results revealed that 48 per cent want the GCC restored; 33 per cent do not; and 15 per cent couldn't care less. Four per cent did not bother to answer the question at all.

The survey results also revealed that 65 per cent of iTaukei supported restoration. For Fijians of Indian descent 30 per cent supported restoration. For people of other races, support for restoration was 42 per cent.

Younger registered voters (18 to 24-years-old) are the most likely to claim they don't care (18 per cent of 18-24 year olds).

Some parties, in their manifestos, have suggested that they will reinstate the GCC if they come into power.

The Tebbutt-Times survey results may strongly indicate the people's views on governing bodies and leadership values, and the fact that having a GCC around is really not a matter of priority or necessity, anymore.

While the poll results show the lack of interest shown by the people, it is interesting to note the views of some of the country's political parties.

Some parties, in their manifesto, have suggested that they will reinstate the GCC if they come into power.

It would also be interesting to see the role the GCC will play in a modern Fiji, if any political party that wins the general election decides to bring it back.








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 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'God first'
  2. 'Testament of our defence'
  3. Bati stuns Kiwis and will face Kangaroos
  4. 'We have done it'
  5. Woman's body found in harbour
  6. West primary schools athletics meet finds new sprint king
  7. Nine people evicted in Fiji Bati, Kiwi game
  8. Keeping Fijian spirit alive in cold Germany
  9. FLP's poll promise
  10. Goalkeeper Tamanisau back for Fiji against Estonia

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  4. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  5. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  7. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  8. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  9. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  10. Arnold pays Fiji a visit Monday (13 Nov)