Fiji: Building a constitutional and parliamentary culture

By Cheryl Saunders, 9 October 2014
Fiji's newly renovated parliament (Photo by Fiji Govt.)
Fiji's newly renovated parliament building, last used in 1987. (Photo by Fiji Govt.)
<p>Fiji's return to parliamentary government, following elections deemed credible by international observers and the <a href="" target="_blank">first meeting </a>of the new parliament, is cause for celebration. But much remains to be done to consolidate democracy under the <a href="" target="_blank">new constitution</a>. Both the incoming Government and the Opposition bear particular responsibility for giving effect to the constitution in a way that maximises the opportunities it offers, notwithstanding controversy over how it was made.</p>
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