Felix Anthony

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Felix M. Anthony
Member of Senate (Fiji)
Leader of Opposition's Nominee
In office
2002–2006
Member of House of Representatives (Fiji)
Vuda Open Constituency
In office
2006–2006
Preceded by Vijay Singh
Succeeded by vacant
Personal details
Political party Fiji Labour Party
Profession Trade Unionist
Religion Christian

Felix M. Anthony is a Fiji Indian trade unionist and leader of the People's Democratic Party.

During the 2000 coup, he was illegally detained by members of the Taukei Movement, an ethnic Fijian extremist organisation.[1]

He was appointed to the Senate in 2002 as one of eight nominees of the Leader of the Opposition.

Anthony is National Secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC). He was reelected as General Secretary of the Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union on 11 March 2006.

In the parliamentary election held on 6–13 May 2006, Anthony was elected to the House of Representatives seat, representing the Vuda Open Constituency for the Fiji Labour Party (FLP). After his election, he was involved in a dispute with the FLP leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, over the way in which Chaudhry had chosen his Senate nominees.[2]

After the 2006 military coup by Frank Bainimarama, Anthony was appointed to the Board of Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) and the Board of Telecom Fiji.[3]

As head of FTUC, Anthony helped establish the People's Democratic Party, and in May 2014 he was elected party leader.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiji's Top Union Leader Held by Rebels
  2. ^ Rift grows in Fiji Labor Party
  3. ^ Position on FNPF Board Resulted from Anthony’s Position on Telecom Board
  4. ^ "Fiji's Anthony becomes new PDP head". Radio New Zealand International. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-06.