Fiji ministers to be sworn in Wednesday

 Fiji`s new cabinet ministers are scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Suva: Fiji`s new cabinet ministers are scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. at Government House in Suva, Fijilive.com reported Tuesday. 

Fiji First leader Voreqe Frank Bainimarama was Monday sworn in as the prime minister of the South Pacific Ocean island nation, home to a large Indian-origin population.

FijiFirst won 32 seats, the Social Democratic Liberal Party won 15 while the National Federation Party won three seats in the general election held Sep 17.

Ethnic Indians comprise 37 percent of Fiji`s population of around 900,000.

Most of them are descendants of indentured labourers who were brought in from India between 1879 and 1916 to work in the country`s sugarcane plantations.

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