What He Said.

A Fijian opposition leader and former prime
minister has called on the interim regime to hold a referendum on

Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry is refuting statements by
interim prime minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama, that people are
happy to delay a return to the polls.

Mr Chaudhry says that is not what he’s hearing from Fijians.

"I go around the country quite regularly. I meet with people that I
represent and they’re anxious to have elections as soon as possible," he

"They want to get back to parliamentary rule and they want the
freedoms restored because individual freedoms have been taken away under
the emergency rule – freedom of association, freedom of speech, there
is media censorship and all that, and people are not happy with the


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