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Monday, December 06, 2010

State of emergency declared following Fiji coup

On December 6, 2006, Fiji military commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama declared a state of emergency, appointing a new prime minister and head of police in the South Pacific island nation after overthrowing the government in a military coup. Bainimarama later dismissed criticism of the coup and vowed that former prime minister Laisenia Qarase would not return to power.


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Learn more about the legal and political situation in Fiji following the coup from the JURIST news archive.




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