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In fact, there should be a series of political debates between the Opposition parties and the regime led Fiji First Party and coup leader, Frank Bainimarama.
Candidates debates are the norm in general elections and are widely accepted as bringing new democracies a number of positives, including helping voters make an informed choice, discouraging personality attacks, and keeping a record of promises and therefore, officials, honest.
Even war-torn Liberia, which had its first democratic elections in 2005, following a military coup in 1980, had presidential debates during the run-up period.
And yet Bainimarama and illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, have rejected calls from political parties for them to debate him - why?
Because neither he nor his image makers can afford to risk destroying the myth they've worked so hard to create.
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Bainimarama insists he is only being paid for the role of prime minister ($278,750) and not other portfolios but deposed PM, Laisenia Qarase, says he was only getting $106, 967!
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It's not surprising then, that Bainimarama's handlers don't want him in the ring with the likes of the seasoned Mick Beddoes, Attar Singh, Biman Prasad, Nirmal Singh, Mahendra Chaudry, Niko Nawaikula, and the learned Ro Teimumu Kepa and Dr Mere Samisoni, who'd puncture his bag of lies.
A live public debate, though, would ultimately give voters a chance to get a real perspective on issues that haven't been answered properly by the regime, including the ownership and protection of itaukei land under its Constitution, the political process heading into the election, the role of the army, the economy, unemployment, the cost of living and media freedom.
Mostly, though, it would be a welcome relief from the never ending planned and staged campaigning we've had to endure with Bainimarama trotting out week after week to yet another grand opening as the country's 'generous benefactor' and the sycophantic media reports that follow.
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Many will recall that Section 115 of the regime's Electoral Decree bans citizens groups from hosting debates and panel discussions on elections. Universities appear to be the only group free to co-ordinate such political gatherings.
And yet sources tell us the outfit run by Khaiyum's brother, FBC News, is organising two political debates just days out from the September 17 ballot: September 10 and 14.
We are still seeking details, but if there are going to be debates, they should be hosted by an independent and credible organisation, not the regime-funded FBC.
This will ensure political parties and voters get a fair go and the debate isn't just another Bainimarama soap opera.