For those of you who haven't read the charter, I will post on this discussion board the 11 Pillars of the charter. There are some pillars such as Pillar 1 that are long so I will divide into 3 parts and we can always tear it apart constructively and objectively and lets all keep an open mind. So, here goes;
Pillar 1 - Ensuring Sustainable Democracy and Good and Just Governance
The following key measures and actions must be taken with due priority and urgency.
~ Abolish the communal representation system as provided for under the Constitution and the Electoral Act 1998, and replace this with the use of a common roll system for all future elections.
~Establish a fair system of voting so that all the interest and wishes of the people of Fiji can be represented in the Parliament as expressed through free, fair and honest elections and for this adopt an Open List Proportional Representation (PR) Electoral and Voting System.
~Incorporate specific and anti-discrimination measure into Fiji's electoral laws to ensure no person is discriminated against by political parties on the grounds of race, religion, gender, or circumstance.
~ Remove the mandatory power sharing arrangement as provided for under the current constitution.
~ Reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age.
~ Maintain compulsory registration and abolish compulsory voting.
~ Promulgate and Anti-Discrimination Act.
~ The electoral system be removed from the constitution and enacted as law so that it may be amended and reformed from time to time according to the will of the people. However, the fundamental recommendations of non-ethnic voting, equal franchise, and Proportional Representation be enshrined in the Constitution.