Pacific Island Forum Fiji deadline tonight

Fiji will be automatically suspended from the Pacific Islands Forum at midnight tonight if it doesn't meet the conditions of the deadline set by the regional body, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said.

The forum set May 1 as the deadline for Fiji to announce an election timetable and name a date for elections this year.

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has said there won't be elections until 2014.

Mr McCully said he expected the forum's secretariat would announce the suspension.

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