From a regula Blogger:
….. I was wondering
why they are changing their tune about this ……… and a little
bird tells me that this MAYBE because FLP have just found out the
result of the census which haven’t been officially announced but
indications are figures point to the Fijian population is now 58%
Fijian and 38% is Indian.Therefore change of tune!! ??
FLP awaits mandate on poll reform plan (11/09/2008)
The Fiji Labour Party will only support proposed electoral reforms if
its supporters give it the mandate to do so.
FLP assistant general secretary Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi says a final
decision on the party’s stand will be made at the National Council
meeting later this month.
Vayeshnoi’s comments come as the FLP’s website posted a statement
which said the party was unhappy with proposed electoral reforms.
Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry says although the FLP favours a voting
system without communal seats, the decision to support it will be made
next Sunday at the FLP National Council meeting.
The FLP hopes to hold a workshop with its members on the Charter and
proposed electoral reforms.
Vayeshnoi says there has been no decision on whether the party will
support proposed electoral reforms, which is why FLP has conducted its
own Peoples Charter consultation independent of the NCBBF.
The FLP 2007 Activities report says the party hopes the interim
Government will return Fiji to parliamentary democracy via the general
elections to be held under the 1997 Constitution.
This report was discussed in July when the party met in Ba.
While opening the FLP’s People’s Charter consultations in Nasinu,
Chaudhry said the party would decide on electoral reforms after taking
the opinion of supporters.
The FLP has assured that it will take part in proposed President’s
Dialogue Forum, which plans to engage all political parties in
discussions outside the ambit of the NCBBF.