March 11, 2013

Draft constitution now with the PM

Publish date/time: 11/03/2013 [07:16]

The Fijian government has already prepared a draft constitution that will be presented to the Constituent Assembly.

The draft constitution has been prepared by the government team from the Attorney General's Office after it was decided that the Constitution Commission draft has to be changed.

Commodore Bainimarama said the draft constitution is now with him.

"The draft has been ready from the last couple of weeks and it’s with me. And as I've said we're waiting for the constituent assembly to put it together."

However Commodore Bainimarama stressed that the members of the Constituent Assembly will only be appointed when all the issues in relation to the registration of proposed parties are completed.

"The constituent assembly will not sit, until we've finalized the registration of political parties, as you know, we've been highlighting in the media lately, we are having a bit of a problem with the registration of political parties. Some fraud has been highlighted in the registration of these political parties but until political parties have been registered, we cannot go ahead and name the constituent assembly or put together the constituent assembly because it will not be inclusive.”

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Story by: Vijay Narayan

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