23 May 2008

Former Fiji Opposition leader not surprised by latest threat over elections from military leader

6:15 pm on 23 May 2008

Fiji's ousted opposition leader, Mick Beddoes, says he has grown accustomed to the interim regime's shifting of positions in regards to the election.

The interim prime minister said yesterday there will be no elections next year if politicians do not support the proposed controversial People's Charter which he says will move the country forward.

Earlier the interim regime had promised that elections will be held by March next year.

The Fiji Times reports that Mr Beddoes is saying he expects the interim Prime Minister's position to change many times more before an election date is set.

He says it is unfortunate the Commodore resorts to threatening people.