Chaudhry nominated as FLP leader for election
August 17, 2014 10:30 pm
Convicted Fiji Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry has nominated himself as the person who will lead the FLP into the elections.
The FLP filed its nomination in the last hour with fourty-two candidates.
Chaudhry confirmed to FBC News outside the Fijian Elections Office that he remains party leader and will stay on until his legal battle is complete.
Under the Electoral Decree Chaudhry is not eligible to contest the elections and this throws into question whether party nomination signed under his name will be valid.
Appeals and objections to party nominations will be finalized by Friday.
The Social Democratic Liberal Party is currently at the Elections Office filing its nomination.
One of the first parties to lodge it’s nominations on the final day today was the National Federation Party.
The deadline for nominations is 12pm.