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Call for Fiji interim government to step down before elections

Call for Fiji interim government to step down before elections

Updated 6 December 2012, 20:53 AEDT

A peak trade union body in Fiji wants the coup installed military government to hand over control to an interim administration three months before elections scheduled for 2014.

The Fiji Trades Union Congress has called for this in its submission to the country's constitutional commission.

The FTUC says putting an interim administration in charge of Fiji would enable elections to go ahead without interference.

The peak union bodies in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand have written a joint letter to their respective governments supporting the submission.

Daniel Urai, the President of the Fiji Trades Union Congress, tells Bruce Hill that the 2014 elections should be held without fear of any influence from the current regime.

Radio Australia has approached the Fiji interim government for comment, but they have no responded yet.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Daniel Urai, President of the Fiji Trades Union Congress

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