Chaudhry wants younger generation to lead FLP
July 2, 2015 7:10 pm
After decades as leader of the Fiji Labour Party, Mahendra Chaudhry has finally decided that it’s time to hand over the reins to someone else.
Having helped create the FLP in 1985, he became party leader in 1991 and has since held the position.
“Well of course there has to be a change, and it’s a matter of when it is appropriate to make that change, this will be a matter for discussion at the delegates conference, I myself would like to see that, I have led the party for a long time, and I think it’s time now that the younger generation should take more responsibility in affairs of the Fiji Labour party.”
Under Chaudhry’s leadership, the FLP managed to win the 1999 election – but was deposed a year later by the George Speight coup.
A new party leader will be elected at the FLP Delegates conference in Lautoka on August 1st.
Chaudhry says he will always remain with the Labour Party and help strengthen it.