#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Chaudhry criticises Bainimarama's roadmap

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chaudhry criticises Bainimarama's roadmap

Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry says interim prime minister Frank Bainimarama's roadmap to democracy isn't acceptable to the people of Fiji and is pushing for early elections.

Chaudhry told Radio New Zealand this morning that there was no consultation when the roadmap was being put into place and people were not asked about what they thought of it.

He told New Zealand's state broadcaster that dialogue was needed and you can just dictate to the country.

Chaudhry and Qarase have jointly written to Bainimarama and the Commonwealth calling for the international community to help take Fiji to early elections.

Chaudhry said he hopes Sir Paul Reeves visit to Fiji next week will result in early elections.

Sir Paul is visiting as a special representative of the Commonwealth.

Fiji was suspended from the organisation on Tuesday after failing to come up with a date for elections next year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a worry - a sailor with a roadmap?