20 Dec 2006

Fiji chiefs meet to find solution to country's political crisis

10:40 am on 20 December 2006

Fiji's Great Council of Chiefs is expected to meet today to try to find a solution to the political crisis.

The deposed Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase, will not be at the meeting.

A former Chair of the Great Council and Commodore Bainimarama's predecessor in the army, Ratu Epeli Ganilau, says the outcome of the meeting will depend on whether the Council accepts the Commodore's demands.

He says the Chiefs must accept the country is now in the hands of the military, and they have no power.