8 Dec 2008

Fiji's former PM confident of re-election when elections are held

11:22 am on 8 December 2008

Fiji's ousted Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase is confident of returning to government when there are next general elections.

Mr Qarase told the Fiji Times that since the 2006 military coup, support for his SDL party has continued to grow.

Mr Qarase says during visits to villages and communities around the country recently, there has been widespread support, more than what was felt in the 2006 general elections.

Mr Qarase says party support has been growing because of the frustration and anger created by the interim regime that has not lived up to its promises.