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We’ll meet if you change, says Fiji PM
Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama says he is willing to resume dialogue with political stakeholders, but only if they change their mindsets.
“Everyone that goes with the Charter and proposed reforms, I will sit with them. If they come in, they have to be willing to change,” he told Fijilive.
Commodore Bainimarama made the comment following revelation by the interim Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the Pacific leaders’ meeting in Papua New Guinea this week that the former will propose a meeting of all political parties next month to discuss the terms of references and the agenda of the President’s Political Dialogue Forum (PPDF).
One of the main items for discussion in the PPDF, to be facilitated by the United Nations and Commonwealth, will be Fiji’s adoption of a new electoral system.
Leaders of the main political parties confirm that they have yet to receive a letter from Commodore Bainimarama on the proposed meeting.
The Commodore wants the political leaders to support the People’s Charter and electoral reform, which he believes will ensure good governance from Fiji’s elected leaders in future.
“The Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) was removed by the military for their racist policies so if they come in to the President’s Dialogue Forum we should look closely at their policies,” he said.
“We are not going to do it the SDL way, Commodore Bainimarama told Fijilive.
SOURCE: FIJI LIVE/PACNEWS
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