FIJI LABOUR PARTY AWAITS RATU MARA'S DECISION ON RECALLING PARLIAMENT

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (November 19, 2000 - FM96/PINA Nius Online)---The Fiji Labour Party, the main party in the deposed government, is anxiously awaiting a decision by Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara on recalling Parliament as ordered by High Court Judge Justice Gates.

Labour Party President Jokapeci Koroi said the interim administration now governing Fiji should in the meantime desist from making appointments and spending the taxpayers’ money.

Former president Ratu Sir Kamisese has so far refused to comment on Justice Gates' ruling that the 1997 constitution is still in place despite events following the May 19 coup and that Ratu Sir Kamisese is still president.

Ratu Sir Kamisese is expected back in the country on Monday after undergoing a medical examination in New Zealand.

Fiji's interim government - which is supported by the indigenous Fijian Great Council of Chiefs and the Fiji Military Forces - has appealed the decision by Justice Gates.

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Website: http://www.pinanius.org 

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