Freedom Alliance Party talks of a possible coalition
October 4, 2018 6:19 pm
With only a few days to go before the Elections Office screen nominees to contest the general election, the Freedom Alliance Party is still deciding between contesting alone or a possible coalition with another party.
Party Leader Jagath Karunaratne says they’ve only finalized 38 candidates who are yet to be announced as they hope to achieve the full 51 nominations come October 15th.
Karunaratne hopes to confirm something by the end of this week.
“We’ve been having talks with all the parties and it’s just a matter of getting things finalized whichever the party is willing to come in together so we need to finalize something of that sort within this week or over the next few days.”
With only seven parties contesting the election, this talks exclude FijiFirst who have announced its 51 candidates while SODELPA and Hope Party maintain their stand on no-coalition.
“All in all its going to be working together so we had been saying from our party’s inception that we want to see some unification at the political arena so that’s what we pushing for.”
The NFP without revealing if they’re part of this talks say they’ve been talking with other parties concerning issues that affect the nation and the election.
“We will continue to talk to them on many of these issues including people who want to join us between now and until we finalize the nominations or until we file all the nominations.”
Meanwhile, Labour Party Parliamentary Leader Aman Singh has confirmed they’ve been in talks with the Freedom Alliance Party and Fiji will only know the outcome of this next week once the ongoing talks are completed.
Unity Fiji Party leader Savenaca Narube says they’ve been open to coalition with other parties however, other parties haven’t approached them yet