28 Dec 2006

Fiji could have interim government by end of next month

11:24 am on 28 December 2006

Fiji's military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, says Fiji could have an interim government in place by the end of next month.

Fijilive.com reports that 31 people from the 400 applications the military council received have been short listed for positions in the interim administration.

Commodore Bainimarama says the short listed applicants are now being contacted for clarifications on their availability.

He says should the process proceed smoothly, there should be an interim government in place to replace the current arrangement before the end of January 2007.

Commodore Bainimarama had said earlier that none of the members of the interim government would be allowed to contest the next general election.