Fiji: 40pc for women

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Fiji: 40pc for women

WOMEN should make up 40 per cent of the new parliament and this should be enshrined in the new constitution.

Ba resident Merewai Dolewale told the Constitution Commission earlier this week that the size of the parliament should also be reduced.

"The last parliament had 71 members and I believe this can be reduced to 50 when you look at the size of the country and the population," she said.

"And I also believe that more women should be encouraged to participate."

Read more at Fiji Times, published 1 September 2012.