September 24, 2013

Bainimarama political party to be formed by April next year

Posted at 05:45 on 23 September, 2013 UTC

Fiji’s prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has told Fiji media he will have a political party by April next year.

Commodore Bainimarama announced earlier this year he plans to stand for election in the polls and will probably win.

The Fiji Sun reports Commodore Bainimarama says everything is in place for forming his party and plans just need to be activated.

He says very good people have asked to join the party.

The paper reports the regime leader has welcomed women candidates in his party line-up but he says they must get there on merit.

The regime has again dismissed calls for a caretaker government in the run up to the polls, as proposed in the earlier draft constitution of the Constitution Commission which was subsequently dumped by the regime.

The government says elections will be held by September next year.

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