The Fiji Labour Party’s Management Board met yesterday to consider an invitation from the Interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama to a meeting of political party leaders to be convened next Monday.
The Board has authorized Party President Jokapeci Koroi and Leader Mahendra Chaudhry to attend the meeting.
The Board noted that in his invitation letter the interim Prime Minister has stated the interim government’s commitment to conduct a “general election as soon as practically possible”.
The FLP welcomes this commitment by the interim Prime Minister and wishes to see tangible progress being made towards arriving at a definite date for general elections.
The Party believes that while the commitment to hold elections by March 2009 may not be feasible, the interim administration needs to lay down a definite time frame for elections in order to dispel the prolonged climate of political uncertainty which is having a detrimental effect on Fiji’s economy and its regional and international relations.