16 Jun 2014

Fiji's Sodelpa plans constitution review

4:07 pm on 16 June 2014

Fiji's Sodelpa Party is planning a review of the constitution if it is elected to power in September.

The party's leader Ro Teimumu Kepa says the starting point will be to ask the Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the status in law of Fiji's 1997 constitution.

That document was abrogated in 2009 by the Fiji regime which brought in a new constitution last year.

Sodelpa is also planning to get rid of decrees and policies which it describes as oppressive and vindictive.

It also plans to publicise all Auditor General's reports and table details relating to the current government's policies on education, housing and welfare assistance.

The party was formed out of the SDL which was ousted from power by Frank Bainimarama's coup in 2006.