The Fiji Political Scene
  At this current time Fiji is under a military government. Our Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama (Frank) has gone under incredible scrutiny from the commonwealth nations (mostly Australia and New Zealand) to restore Fiji to democratically elected government. Frank has stood his ground for, what he claims, the love of his country and the final elimination of corruption. Our 2000 coup was a violent one and as Commander of the military he could have easily stepped in at that time but decided to help appoint a Prime Minister that, over time, continued to disappoint Frank by appointing the same corrupt officials that he helped get out of office in 2000.
After several warnings (to that Prime Minister) Frank finally decided it was time to take matters into his own hands and take over in 2006. It was a peaceful coup AND Fiji is doing very well and has never been safer for those that want to travel. Frank is organizing the first “real” democratic elections to be held in 2014 because he says by that time most of the corruption will be eliminated.
In my opinion he has done an excellent job in spite of the criticism from our neighboring countries.
A quote from Frank, given at the United Nations, as well as a point of view from an Australian journalist who spent many years in Fiji will give you a broader sense of politics in Fiji.

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  The Story on our P.M.
by Graham Davis
    P.M. quote
by Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama (Frank)
  Is Fiji’s bottle half full or half empty?
An interview with Fiji’s ambassador to the United States
    Good news for Fiji
Australia and NZ restore full ties with Fiji
  One Fiji, one vision: PM
by Ana Madigibuli
    Military Pays Tribute to David
Tevita Vuibau
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