Fiji’s new democratically elected government has sat in parliament for the first time, and the Speaker has been elected.
The new Fiji parliament is in the old renovated parliament buildings, it has had a full makeover in preparation for the return to democracy. Astonishing that none of the media in New Zealand and people like David Farrar were constantly saying the government had no intention of holding elections and returning to democracy, when anyone who bothered to go to Fiji could see for themselves all the preparations for the return, like the makeover of the Old Parliament buildings.
SODELPA even tried to use the renovations to denigrate the PM by stating the dome on the clock tower was signifying that Fiji was to become a Islamic nation governed by Sharia law, despite the fact the dome has always been there and was only more visible after a good water blast and cleaning job.
Dr Jiko Luveni, the former Minister for Women in the Bainimarama Government was nominated and appointed today as the Speaker to the House of Parliament.