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Fiji Regime admits it can't make decisions

Fiji Regime admits it can't make decisions

Tue, 6 Mar 2001 09:45:41 +1200

PEOPLE'S COALITION GOVERNMENT, FIJI Issue No: 555 6 March 2001

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Regime admits it can not make decisions

The Qarase regime has admitted that it can not make any decision which can be binding.

Today's Fiji Sun quotes regime's Foreign Affairs Minister Kaliopate Tavola as saying that the regime ministers can not make4 any official decision in the running of the country as they have been declared illegal. He stated further that their permanent secretaries are now making all policy decisions.

The Qarase group is meeting the Acting President today to brief him of their interpretation of the Fiji Court of Appeal decision. The Court had declared the regime illegal.

It is understood that one of the recommendations of the Qarase team is for the dissolution of the Parliament, and a new election to be scheduled in August this year, with the Qarase group being given the authority to run the country until the election. This recommendation, publicised by yesterday's Daily Post both in a page one lead article as well in a column written by the paper's Acting Editor, Mesake Koroi. Koroi is close to Qarase.

It, however, is believed that the Qarase regime will have to quit office this week as the President, who had appointed the regime, has stated that he respects the Court decision.

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