23 May 2008

Fiji Interim PM says next year's election dependent on passage of People's Charter

10:47 am on 23 May 2008

Fiji's interim prime minister says there will be no elections next year if politicians do not support the proposed People's Charter.

The Fiji Times quotes Commodore Frank Bainmarama speaking after the opening of the Nadoi Wesley Mission Church, in Rewa, yesterday.

The interim prime minister made it clear that the military would ensure the political party that wins the next election, scheduled for next year, upheld the principles and ideals in the charter.

Commodore Bainimarama said the formulation of the charter would go ahead, despite mounting opposition from most provinces in Fiji.

He said the military would like to see everyone in Fiji give their full support to the proposed charter.

He said if some people did not support the military and the interim regime, there would be no election.