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Chaudhry betrayed democracy: Rae
Tuesday January 09, 2007

Newly-appointed interim Finance Minister Mahendra Chaudhry has betrayed democracy, said National Federation Party secretary Pramod Rae

The Fiji Labour Party has defied logic, although being the victims of three coups it has joined a military regime which had overthrown a democratically elected government, said Rae.

Rae said he was surprised by the acceptance of high profile portfolios such as Finance, National Planning, Sugar Reform and Public Enterprise by the FLP leader.

"It just shows that Chaudhry will be running the show," Rae said.

"His actions will be seen by many as betrayal. All his life he has been a champion of democracy and jumping into an illegal structured government is surprising coming from Chaudhry."

Rae adds that people will begin to question how Labour and National Alliance Party dominate the interim line up.

"We can speculate that Labour and Alliance had influenced (the takeover by the military regime) but it will be difficult to prove this," he said.

Chaudhry and two other senior party members - Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi (interim Minister for Youth & Sports) and Poseci Bune (interim Minister for Public Sector Reforms) - were sworn in by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo today.


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Last Updated: 1 March 2007
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