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Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2013: Fiji

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2013: Fiji Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2013 Papua New Guinea is not reviewed in mission chair, Professor Yash Ghai this issue. (see Fraenkel 2013). Although the six hundred copies were impounded, the document was soon leaked and freely Fiji available on the Internet (fcc 2012). The adoption of a new constitu- In January, President Ratu Epeli tion figured centrally in 2013, as Fiji Nailatikau denounced the fcc draft as geared up for elections scheduled threatening “financial and economic before the end of September 2014. catastrophe and ruin” (Nailatikau Seven years on from the December 2013). The commission, he said, had 2006 coup, many in Fiji had become “succumbed to the whims of the few habituated to life under the military who have an interest in perpetuating commander Voreqe Frank Bainima- divisions within our society.” These rama. Formerly prominent politicians were bizarre claims, inspired by the hoped to make a comeback at the regime’s discomfort with the ground- 2014 polls and often prepared for this swell of popular political engagement by reviving old alignments. There was occasioned by the fcc’s deliberations. no sign throughout the year of the The fcc had accommodated all coup leader’s own much-anticipated of Bainimarama’s “nonnegotiable” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2013 Papua New Guinea is not reviewed in mission chair, Professor Yash Ghai this issue. (see Fraenkel 2013). Although the six hundred copies were impounded, the document was soon leaked and freely Fiji available on the Internet (fcc 2012). The adoption of a new constitu- In January, President Ratu Epeli tion figured centrally in 2013, as Fiji Nailatikau denounced the fcc draft as geared up for elections scheduled threatening “financial and economic before the end of September 2014. catastrophe and ruin” (Nailatikau Seven years on from the December 2013). The commission, he said, had 2006 coup, many in Fiji had become “succumbed to the whims of the few habituated to life under the military who have an interest in perpetuating commander Voreqe Frank Bainima- divisions within our society.” These rama. Formerly prominent politicians were bizarre claims, inspired by the hoped to make a comeback at the regime’s discomfort with the ground- 2014 polls and often prepared for this swell of popular political engagement by reviving old alignments. There was occasioned by the fcc’s deliberations. no sign throughout the year of the The fcc had accommodated all coup leader’s own much-anticipated of Bainimarama’s “nonnegotiable”

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 17, 2014

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