A government shutdown in Fiji could be the tipping point that could set the stage for the country’s political transition to constitutional democracy.
The country’s first democratic elections, due in 2019, have been scheduled for 2020.
Fijian President Joko Widodo, who has vowed to “get rid of the deadlock,” is in office for four years.
He is currently seeking a fourth term.
A new constitution will be drawn up in the wake of a February 2018 election.
The new constitution includes a clause to declare an election void if the parties to the ballot do not agree on a candidate.
Fiji is a constitutional monarchy and the country has not held a general election since 1986.
The first constitutional elections were held in 2011, with Widodo and his party winning seats in parliament.
A political party that supported Widodo won the first round of elections in March 2017.
The government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Fijio Asere, has said it will not block the elections.
The Fijians are the only nation in the world that is constitutionally independent of a country’s military rulers.
However, Fijia’s government has a history of political and economic interference, including through foreign aid, to maintain its position as a top-ranked democracy.
Aseres predecessor, General Suvono Mataka, led a military coup in 2014 and was removed from office in 2018.
Fias constitution calls for the president to be elected by a simple majority, with the opposition and a third party able to nominate a candidate for the presidency.
If the president does not win a majority of the votes, he must step down.
A government that loses the vote would be forced to call another election, which is usually a second one after the initial vote.
The election in Fiji is being called as a referendum on the constitution, which has been called by Widodo.
It is being held at the request of the Fiji Human Rights Association (FHRSA), which is representing the countrys citizens.
The constitution has been criticized as being vague and potentially biased toward the military.
FHRSA says that a referendum would be a clear violation of Fiji’s constitution.
The Fiji Human Security Association (FFSA) and the Fiji Lawyers Association (FLA) are also involved in the campaign.
The FLA says the referendum will not affect the countryís constitutional position.
Filii activists, however, say the referendum is a violation of Fijias basic rights under the constitution.
“The FHRISA is trying to take away our rights under Fiji’s Constitution,” Filiia activist, Tanya Ndebele, told Al Jazeera.
“They’re trying to turn Fiji into a military dictatorship where the military and the military have a veto over the country.”
It also guarantees basic freedoms and human rights. “
Fiji’s Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and assembly.
It also guarantees basic freedoms and human rights.
“It’s not going to happen. “
If they want to implement a military dictator they should be arrested and prosecuted for violating the constitution,” Ndebiele added.
“It’s not going to happen.
They’re doing what they’re supposed to do.”
Filiians have protested against the proposed constitutional amendment since February 2018, saying it will lead to a dictatorship.
On March 1, Filiis parliament voted in favor of the constitutional amendment.
In a statement, FFRI said that “a democratic process, based on the will of the people, should be the foundation of all political decisions.”
The referendum, which will be held on March 3, will decide on the next president.
According to a news report, the vote will be conducted in person and in secret, with no voting machines or electronic voting machines.
If approved by the vote, the amendment would go into effect the following day.
The measure has been criticised by human rights groups.
“As the first ever constitutional referendum in the history of Fiji, the referendum vote will inevitably lead to military rule, dictatorship and repression of all citizens, regardless of political affiliation,” Fiji Humanists Alliance, a non-profit organisation, said in a statement.
“This will also have a chilling effect on free expression, human rights, democratic institutions, the rule of law, freedom of expression, and basic freedoms of opinion, conscience and expression.
The vote would also be a major violation of the constitution of Fiji.”
The Fiji Government has rejected calls for an immediate referendum.
The proposed constitutional amendments was passed in a secret vote by the Fiji parliament on February 13.
The constitutional amendment was passed by a vote of 78.2 percent of the seats in the assembly, according to the National Electoral Council (NEC).
The NEC has since released a summary of the final vote.
“A simple majority is needed to amend the constitution and a vote is required to call a referendum,” Nenda Asefuru, a political analyst at the Center for Political and Strategic Studies, told the