Fiji's National Federation Party has successfully re-registered under the regime's new political parties decree.
The party was notified by letter at five o'clock this afternoon by the Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem.
NFP appears to be the first party to pass the regime's strict criteria that included securing five thousand members from across all divisions.
The regime had suggested irregularities in the party's application but NFP has been registered and can field candidates for the 2014 general elections.
Coupfourpointfive was advised of NFP's successful bid a short time ago.
Just two weeks ago, Saneem repeated earlier regime claims the party's agent in Kadavu had obtained seven signatures under the guise of a “government” exercise.
NFP rejected the claims and countered with the information that it had had successfully obtained 199 support signatures
in Kadavu, voluntarily given by people - none of whom
It was revealed the unfounded complaint had originated from the Prime Minister’s office, generated by 'one Mr Epeli Vuase
who is understood to be a military officer working as a Public Relations
officer in the PM’s office.'
Editor's Note: 2.pm May 3: FLP and SDL have also been allowed to register. See regime statement that we have posted as a comment for now. More to come.-C4.5