Majority of Fijians want the retirement age for civil servants to remain at 55, the Fiji Sun-Razor weekly poll reveals.
Sixty (60) per cent of those polled said they preferred that civil service retirement age remained at 55.
One thousand people, 500 in the Central Division, 300 in the Western Division and 200 in the Northern Division, were interviewed face to face.
In a major nod to Government’s decision to revert the retirement age of civil servants from 60-years to 55, more people think it should remain at 55.
Of those polled 21 per cent want the retirement age to be increased to 60, while 19 per cent were unsure.
Political parties such as SODELPA, National Federation Party and Unity Fiji have all stated that they intend to increase the retirement age of civil servants to 60 years.
The poll also further reveals that FijiFirst continues to command a good lead over other political opponents, who are trailing far behind.
Of those polled 64 per cent would vote for FijiFirst if elections were held today while 62 per cent say they want to see Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama re-elected as Fiji’s Prime Minister.
NFPs Biman Prasad increased his popularity by two per cent. Sitting at 10 per cent he joins the double digit club again after a dismal performance (8 per cent) last week.
Fiji Labour Party’s Aman Ravindra Singh remains on 3 per cent.
It is no surprise that Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s popularity and running for Deputy Prime Minister continues to increase.
Of Fijians polled 84 per cent think he is most suitable as Deputy Prime Minister of Fiji.
SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula is emerging as the second popular candidate for the post of Deputy Prime Minister. He was at 11 per cent.
NFP’s Pio Tikoduadua’s popularity continues to decline with only 5 per cent thinking that he would make a suitable number two.