7 Jul 2009

PCRC doubts Fiji regime's promise of constitution

12:42 pm on 7 July 2009

The director of Fiji's Pacific Concerns Resource Centre says she has no faith in the interim regime's plans to begin work on a new constitution in three years.

Tupou Vere says new constitutions need to be developed by parliaments.

She says the interim regime has not delivered when it made commitments in the past and may just hang on to power:

"We do not believe they will abide by this time, if fact we believe they might continue, even beyond the 2013 period, and stay continuously in a governing position in Fiji."

Tupou Vere says all the problems the interim government believes need to be addressed before developing a new constitution could be dealt with in parliament