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Fiji military called in to ‘help maintain order’ after disputed election

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Reuters Fiji’s military will help police maintain law and order, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said on Thursday, citing growing concerns of ethnic tension after an election last week resulted in a hung parliament. The Pacific island nation, which has a history of military coups, has been pivotal to the region’s response to the competition between […]

Fiji’s ruling party leads provisional count after national election

Reuters The ruling Fiji First party led provisional national election results, boosted by a 31.42 per cent vote for Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, with half of polling stations counted in the Pacific island nation after Wednesday’s vote. Bainimarama, who came to power in a coup 16 years ago, is contesting his third democratic election since […]

Fiji heads to national election on Wednesday

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Sydney, AustraliaReuters Fiji, a Pacific island nation pivotal to the region’s response to strategic competition between China and the United States, will hold a national election on Wednesday, the third since its leader came to power in a coup in 2006. Under Fijian election laws, a media blackout on campaign coverage was imposed on Monday […]