Fiji PM Bainimarama to form political party, contest election


Fri 23 Aug 2013

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NADI, Fiji ---- Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has reiterated that he will contest next year’s elections and will form a political party to do so.

Bainimarama says before September 30, 2014, he will subject himself to the nation’s will under the provisions of the new Constitution.

While opening the CPA Congress in Nadi Friday , Bainimarama said he will form a political party and his party will subject itself to the collective will of the 540 thousand or so Fijians who have already registered for the elections.

“We will fight a battle of ideas with our opponents, who were offered a briefing on the Constitution yesterday and didn’t show up. That contest will be free and fair. And we will stand on our record and on the many reforms we still plan for Fiji.”

His comments come a day after the 2013 Constitution was released publicly.

Bainimarama says he will launch the new party when he is ready.

He had in March this year announced for the first time that he would contest the general elections.

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