6 Jun 2012

Four Fiji parties consider joint submission on constitution

1:36 pm on 6 June 2012

Four Fiji political parties are working together to make a joint submission to the Constitutional Commission when it sits from next month.

Fijivillage quotes the SDL leader, Laisenia Qarase, as saying that they are in the process of seeking common ground in the discussions with the Fiji Labour Party, the National Federation Party and the United People's Party.

Mr Qarase has already announced that the SDL wants the last elected parliament to be re-convened, make appropriate amendments to the 1997 constitution including changes to the electoral system and hold elections under the revised 97 constitution.

The Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, says the parties will continue with their discussions.

The regime abolished the constitution three years ago after the appeal court ruled that the interim government was illegal.

The attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has dismissed the suggestion, saying these politicians cannot adjust to the changes happening in Fiji.