The People’s Democratic Party has successfully registered under the Political Parties Decree for the 2014 Fiji elections.
The party was successfully registered today by the Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem. Saneem said that after the irregularities in the party’s membership list were discounted, he was satisfied that the party’s application met the minimum requirements of the Decree.
The Adi Sivia Qoro led party had applied for registration with 6,808 member signatures, 539 of which were discounted as anomalies.
The party will now need to submit to the Registrar a written declaration giving details of all assets and expenditure including, all contributions, donations or pledges of contributions or donations, whether in cash or in kind, made or to be made to the initial assets of the political party within a month. Party officials and party candidates will also have to disclose personal incomes, assets, business connections, directorships, gifts, and liabilities.
Qoro is a former FLP member and Minister for Commerce and Industry in the multi-party cabinet in 2006. Former cabinet minister Poseci Bune is party secretary.