2 Dec 2008

Fiji interim regime struggles to get mass support for charter

3:40 pm on 2 December 2008

The Fiji interim Government has admitted it is having difficulty convincing people to back its draft People's Charter for Change, Peace and Progress.

The Charter is the cornerstone of the interim regime's plan to initiate changes, including on how future governments should be elected.

The Government has given officials in the Western Division an additional week to achieve the targetted 80 percent of support.

They say the overall figure for the region has support at 55 percent.

Meanwhile, people in the Northern Division are also being urged to complete their response forms to the Charter.

Backing for the Charter in the Northern is at 70 percent according to interim Government figures.