Fiji constitution will be amended, says FLP, SODELPA
Tue 24 Jun 2014
SUVA, Fiji—–Fiji’s Labour Party and the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) are adamant about plans to amend the constitution in Parliament if elected into government.
This despite statements made by Fiji Military head Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga in overseas media saying that while the military will accept the outcome of the election, it will not allow any elected government to amend the constitution.
However, FLP and SODELPA, which confirmed plans to form a coalition after the September 17 election maintain the 2013 Constitution does not reflect the will of the people.
“The constitution will have to be amended by the new Parliament,” Chaudhry said.
He said not amending the document would mean allowing all the current decrees that restrict people’s rights to continue to be in force. He further called on the military to respect the will of the people.
“FLP calls on the army to show support for a constitution for Fiji which is genuinely democratic, will ensure transparency and good governance and provide political stability.”.