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A big stuff-up over the date of the planned 2014 election by FbC but it seems it will still be September - just not the third as tipped by the news team run by the brother of the illegal attorney general.
FBC last night said the elections will be September 3 - a Tuesday - but has this morning corrected itself itself saying it will of course be held before the end of that month.
Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum is on record as saying the country will
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No sign of that much-promised Constitution, which he keeps referring to and which the unelected prime minister Frank Bainimarama said would be ready within a month of dumping the Yash Ghai draft in January.
The regime, however, has been happily engaging in discussions with Australia, New Zealand and the United States to secure more funds for its elections - this week reporting it had obtained $1million from the U.S. for the poll, plus training support from Indonesia.
New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has predictably again mouthed support for the 'progress' the regime is making for the election and has supposedly made in recent months - never mind the fact the country is still waiting for the Constitution and political parties continue to be marginalised.
Australia, too, seems happy with assurances of an independent supervisor of elections once a Constitution is in place.
The U.S., New Zealand and Australia, seemingly want to give the regime a chance to prove it will return democracy to the country, despite the fact it has repeatedly shafted the people of Fiji time and time again.
Fiji's political parties and the United Coalition for a Democratic Fiji have been slow to respond to the endorsement, a stark contrast to the swiftness and will we've seen again by the people of Egypt who've today toppled a second leader - two years after it brought down the first.