Politics of Fiji

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Politics of Fiji take place within the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic.wikipedia
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2006 Fijian coup d'état

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Following the 2006 Fijian coup d'état, the power was subsumed by the military.
A long-running conflict between the government and military of the Republic of the Fiji Islands (Fiji) reached crisis point in early December 2006.

Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei

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The parliamentary election of 1992 was inconclusive, and the position of the largest party, the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei, was further undermined by subsequent defections.
The Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), occasionally known in English as Fijian Political Party, was a party which dominated politics in the 1990s and was the mainstay of coalition governments from 1992 to 1999.

Chinese in Fiji

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The remaining 46 were reserved for Fiji's ethnic communities and were elected from communal electoral rolls: 23 Fijians, 19 Indo-Fijians, 1 Rotuman, and 3 "general electors" (Europeans, Chinese, and other minorities).
For electoral purposes, Chinese people used to be counted as General Electors, an omnibus category for Fijian citizens not of indigenous, Indian, or Rotuman descent, who were allocated three seats in the 71-member House of Representatives.

Parliament of Fiji

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Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Parliament of Fiji.

Indo-Fijians

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The remaining 46 were reserved for Fiji's ethnic communities and were elected from communal electoral rolls: 23 Fijians, 19 Indo-Fijians, 1 Rotuman, and 3 "general electors" (Europeans, Chinese, and other minorities). Some of the smaller parties in the coalition expressed unease at the prospect of Mahendra Chaudhry, the Labour Party leader and an Indo-Fijian, becoming Prime Minister, saying that he would be unacceptable to indigenous Fijian voters that they represented.
Differences between ethnic Fijians and Indians complicated preparations for Fiji independence, which the United Kingdom granted in 1970, and have continued to define Fiji politics since.

Suva

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Suva, Lautoka, and nine other towns have municipal governments, with city or town councils, each chaired by a mayor.
As part of the hosting of the event, a new gymnasium and indoor sports centre, swimming pool, and stadium; field hockey pitch; and stands were built in the area around Suva, funded by the government and a $16 million People's Republic of China aid package.

Parliamentary system

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Politics of Fiji take place within the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic.

Representative democracy

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Politics of Fiji take place within the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic.

Fiji

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Fiji has a multiparty system with the Prime Minister of Fiji as head of government.

Multi-party system

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Fiji has a multiparty system with the Prime Minister of Fiji as head of government.

Prime Minister of Fiji

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Fiji has a multiparty system with the Prime Minister of Fiji as head of government.

Head of government

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Fiji has a multiparty system with the Prime Minister of Fiji as head of government.

Executive (government)

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The executive power is exercised by the government.

Legislature

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Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Parliament of Fiji.

Judiciary

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The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.

Judicial independence

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The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.

Ratu

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Nominal head of state Ratu Josefa Iloilo abrogated the Constitution of Fiji and dismissed all Courts, after the Court of Appeal ruled that the post-coup Bainimarama government was illegal.

Josefa Iloilo

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Nominal head of state Ratu Josefa Iloilo abrogated the Constitution of Fiji and dismissed all Courts, after the Court of Appeal ruled that the post-coup Bainimarama government was illegal.

1997 Constitution of Fiji

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Nominal head of state Ratu Josefa Iloilo abrogated the Constitution of Fiji and dismissed all Courts, after the Court of Appeal ruled that the post-coup Bainimarama government was illegal.

Court of Appeal of Fiji

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Nominal head of state Ratu Josefa Iloilo abrogated the Constitution of Fiji and dismissed all Courts, after the Court of Appeal ruled that the post-coup Bainimarama government was illegal.

2013 Constitution of Fiji

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A new Constitution was promulgated in September 2013, and a general election was held in September 2014, won by Bainimarama's FijiFirst Party.

2014 Fijian general election

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A new Constitution was promulgated in September 2013, and a general election was held in September 2014, won by Bainimarama's FijiFirst Party.

FijiFirst

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A new Constitution was promulgated in September 2013, and a general election was held in September 2014, won by Bainimarama's FijiFirst Party.

Economist Intelligence Unit

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The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Fiji as a "hybrid regime" in 2018.

Democracy Index

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The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Fiji as a "hybrid regime" in 2018.