27 Jan 2009

Fiji's interim PM speaks of elections in possibly 5 or 10 years

3:35 pm on 27 January 2009

Fiji's interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama has told troops that is very important to implement the People's Charter before the election and it does not matter if it takes 5 to 10 years

While speaking at a military parade at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks, he told soldiers not to be influenced by the war of words from outside and to always think of the vision they set together from 2006.

Fiji Village reports the Commodore has also revealed that his senior military officers and interim ministers are now having discussions regarding the changes that should be made to the constitution.

He said once the army is satisfied that the electoral reform is good then the Electoral Commission will carry out its task to prepare for elections.

Commodore Bainimarama said the commission would take about 15 months to prepare for elections from the date the electoral system is approved.