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NFP stands by 1997 constitution

Tevita Vuibau
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

THE National Federation Party still supports the 1997 Constitution and has called on the government to remove restrictive decrees in order to have genuine constitutional consultations.

NFP general secretary Pramod Rae said in a statement the 1997 Constitution remained the best hope for the people through its provisions of social justice, power-sharing, protection of group rights, media freedom, non-discrimination in appointments to the civil service and internationally acclaimed Bill of Rights.

"Until we see something better we have no reason to abandon it," he said.

Mr Rae claimed the constitution consultation process announced by the prime minister had pre-determined outcomes.





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