4 Feb 2013

New Fiji constitution draft in final stages

6:04 am on 4 February 2013

The Fiji interim government says its draft constitution is in its final stages and it will be completed this month.

The regime draft was to be ready last week after the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau rejected the draft prepared by the Constitution Commission late last year.

The regime has told the Fiji Sun that it was always the intention to release the draft when the Constituent Assembly sits.

However, there is no firm time table and its members have not been named yet.

The Assembly was to start deliberating the draft four weeks ago but is now not expected to do so for another two weeks.

The regime has also said the constitution will be ready late next month well ahead of elections promised for September next year.