Fiji Labour Party

Fiji Labour Party

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) is a political party in Fiji, which holds observer status with the Socialist International. Most of its support at present comes from the Indo-Fijian community, although it is officially multiracial and its first leader was an indigenous Fijian, Dr. Timoci Bavadra. It is organised into 21 branches. The party's current president is Jokapeci Koroi. The party has been elected to power twice, with Timoci Bavadra and Mahendra Chaudhry becoming prime minister in 1987 and 1999 respectively. On both occasions, the resulting government was rapidly overthrown by a coup. By 1985, the people of Fiji were yearning for a third force in Fiji politics, as the opposition National Federation Party (NFP) was again falling apart and the right wing policies of the ruling Alliance Party had alienated it from the ordinary people. Dissatisfaction with Government policies had begun soon after the 1982 elections with a prolonged teachers' strike and a hunger strike by young graduates, who were longer guaranteed employment.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133997249
  • 9786133997240