FIJI’S BABA CALLS FOR CHAUDHRY TO STEP DOWN

FIJI’S BABA CALLS FOR CHAUDHRY TO STEP DOWN

SUVA, Fiji Islands (March 6, 2001 – Radio Australia)---Fiji's former Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Tupeni Baba, has called for his leader, Mahendra Chaudhry to step down.

Dr. Baba says Mr. Chaudhry, the deposed Prime Minister and Labor Party leader, is opposed to a government of national unity.

Dr. Baba told Radio Australia that a meeting of the parties, which formed the previous coalition government, has decided it's time for Mr. Chaudhry to go.

"When we consulted with the other members of coalition, the coalition leaders, at the end of the meeting, they also endorse the concept of a government of national unity," Dr. Baba said.

"And of course those parties are pushing strongly for an indigenous Prime Minister."

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