|WAITING: When will Fiji get the fair and free elections it deserves?|
It's being suggested Fiji's illegal dictator Frank Bainimarama is preparing to spring surprise elections on the country, perhaps as early as next year.
The self-appointed prime minister is spending millions of dollars in all of the provinces, promising bags of goodies in what some observers say is a sure sign of campaigning or electioneering.
Sources say Bainimarama has also asked the Bureau of Statistics for a census count as soon as possible and that it will take at least three months to pull together the population figures. They're suggesting early next year as when he'll hurl an unexpected election on the country.
He will of course resort to defending the early election by saying it's what Fiji citizens and the international community have been asking for all along.
Going to the polls unexpectedly will entrench the illegal rule of the Bainimarama junta and Fiji and all who support her must be aware of this. The self-appointed military leader is trying to survive and will fight dirty to succeed.
And with SDL and the Fiji Labour Party clearly not having any real leaders and ill-prepared for an early election, Bainimarama is expected to romp home.
Sources say he's been getting advice from Foreign Minister, Inoke Kubuabola, one of the key advisors who it has been said has been trying to convince the dictator to declare early elections.
The surprise elections have one ultimate end: To allow Bainimarama to stay in power. And sources say once he wins the poll, the United States, Australia, Europe and New Zealand will have no option but to ease sanctions and withdraw support from Roko Ului Mara, who will be let out to dry.
In recent weeks, Bainimarama and his underhand illegal attorney, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, have both reiterated elections will be held in 2014. Intelligence information, however, suggests he has a more cunning plan.
The electronic elections will of course be rigged. It's believed a team from Indonesia will be in Fiji this week. Readers will recall Bainimarama visited Indonesia earlier this year and discussed similarities between the two countries and how Indonesia could help Fiji hold elections.
Sources say Bainimarama has, meanwhile, already put into key positions army personnel in the Electoral Commission which will allow his election campaign to get underway without disruption, even with the involvement of the United Nations. Sources say he has a huge advantage over Mara and the pro-democracy movement, thanks to the estimated millions he's throwing around.
Sources also say there will be no defeating Bainimarama with SDL and FLP being ill-prepared to go to the polls. Former military officer, Roko Ului Mara, who has been campaigning against Bainimarama say he'll have no chance. They say battles are won on actual battle fields not by virtual warfare from abroad.
Bainimarama's security means the longevity of the illegal attorney general Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum as well. The very same Khaiyum who a few days ago trying to get his own people on the FINTEL board.
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