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Every budget is an election budget: PM

July 10, 2017 5:34 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has brushed aside claims from his political opponents that the budget for 2017/2018 is an election budget.

He says every budget is an election budget as they govern at the behest of Fijians.

Bainimarama adds the government is also in the business of being re-elected to continue the transformation of the country.

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“This is not on the back of one budget MS but successive budgets over the past decade. Each of them building blocks that we’re putting in place year by year to achieve our vision of eventually becoming a fully fledge modern nation state. When it comes to choosing who is best to govern them next year they will exercise that judgment and make the right choice. When they read the details of this budget or have been explained to them honestly they can form their own opinion.”

Fijians have been advised to examine the details of the budget thoroughly to ensure they make the right choice in the next election.

The Prime Minister added he will stand in the next election together with the Attorney General and the rest of the forty-nine candidates.

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