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Fiji Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1999 Reviews of Irian Jaya, Papua New the Fijian Association Party (fap), and Guinea, and Solomon Islands are not the western Viti Levu–based Party of included in this issue. National Unity (panu)—the so-called People’s Coalition. The partnership that had been forged between the svt’s Rabuka The year 1999 marked the end of an and nfp’s Jai Ram Reddy during the era in Fiji’s politics. Few events were review and promulgation of the new more momentous and unexpected constitution flowed into other areas than the overwhelming electoral vic- of cooperation. The parties agreed to tory of the Fiji Labour Party and its a seat-sharing formula in early 1999 coalition partners in May and the that would see the svt contest all swearing in of Labour Party leader Fijian communal seats and 14 open Mahendra Chaudhary as the country’s seats, and the nfp all Indian commu- first Indo-Fijian prime minister. With nal seats and 11 open seats. The ugp a new government taking office, there was given all 3 general communal occurred an upheaval in Fiji’s political seats and 2 of the open seats allocated leadership not seen since 1987. Exit- to the svt. There http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2000 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1999 Reviews of Irian Jaya, Papua New the Fijian Association Party (fap), and Guinea, and Solomon Islands are not the western Viti Levu–based Party of included in this issue. National Unity (panu)—the so-called People’s Coalition. The partnership that had been forged between the svt’s Rabuka The year 1999 marked the end of an and nfp’s Jai Ram Reddy during the era in Fiji’s politics. Few events were review and promulgation of the new more momentous and unexpected constitution flowed into other areas than the overwhelming electoral vic- of cooperation. The parties agreed to tory of the Fiji Labour Party and its a seat-sharing formula in early 1999 coalition partners in May and the that would see the svt contest all swearing in of Labour Party leader Fijian communal seats and 14 open Mahendra Chaudhary as the country’s seats, and the nfp all Indian commu- first Indo-Fijian prime minister. With nal seats and 11 open seats. The ugp a new government taking office, there was given all 3 general communal occurred an upheaval in Fiji’s political seats and 2 of the open seats allocated leadership not seen since 1987. Exit- to the svt. There

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2001

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