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Response from villages quite good

July 17, 2014 1:04 am

Prime Minister and FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama says he is encouraged by the support received from the people whilst visiting them during his campaigns.

Speaking to New Zealand-based Radio Tarana, Bainimarama said the meetings have discussed what FijiFirst stands for and other issues like the 2013 Constitution and the People’s Charter.

Bainimarama also said it will not be easy for any party to change the Constitution.

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“The idea that once they get elected into parliament and they just change the constitution is nonsense. They can’t just do that overnight. People need to stop listening to these claims and to look at the facts. To change the constitution, you need 75 percent of votes from the members in parliament to agree to it and 75 percent from the people voting in a referendum. They should endorse what changes they need to make to the constitution. And I can tell you that it is not going to be an easy task to achieve. In fact it’s going to be very very hard. Why is the bar been set up so high? For the simple reason that we don’t want people like this to come, we don’t want people tempering with the constitution for their own political agenda.”

Bainimarama added the Constitution looks after every Fijian.

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