2 Jun 2008

Fiji regime leader says removing constitution no big deal

7:38 pm on 2 June 2008

Fiji's interim Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama says abolishing the country's constitution ahead of elections would be a simple exercise.

The Fiji Times reports he made the comments at the Melanesian Spearhead Group meeting in Port Vila.

The Commodore told the paper that abrogating the constitution would be no big deal, if it is the best way to move the country forward.

He says his opponents need to accept the controversial people's charter, and talk about the legality of the Government won't help, but a lot of people don't seem to understand that.

Frank Bainimarama says the administration can find a way to nominate a President, if the Great Council of Chiefs, which his regime suspended, remains out of commission.

He has reiterated that if people don't back the charter, there will be no elections, and says if Fiji has to have elections, it has to be done on his terms.