Voreqe Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji`s PM

Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was sworn in as Fiji`s new prime minister on Monday, five days after the South Pacific nation held its first general election since 2006.

Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji`s PM

 Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was sworn in as Fiji`s new prime minister on Monday, five days after the South Pacific nation held its first general election since 2006.

Bainimarama proclaims victory in Fiji poll

Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama declared himself the ethnically divided Pacific nation`s new prime minister on Sunday and promised "genuine democracy" and to work for all Fijians.

Fiji dismisses claims of vote fraud

Fiji authorities have rejected claims of a corrupt election as the Fiji First Party of coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama closed in on a landslide victory on Saturday.

Fiji dismisses claims of vote fraud

Fiji authorities have rejected claims of a corrupt election as the Fiji First Party of coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama closed in on a landslide victory Saturday.

Fiji ruler looks set to win poll, but opponents spotlight fraud

Fiji`s strongman ruler looked set on Friday to sail to victory in the South Pacific island nation`s first elections after eight years of military rule, a contest praised by regional leaders and observers, but clouded by opposition accusations of fraud.

International observers declare Fiji vote `credible`

The first democratic election in eight years in Fiji was Thursday hailed by a multinational observer group as "credible" and representing the will of Fijians.

Fiji coup leader heads for landmark poll victory

Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was poised Thursday to become Fiji`s first elected leader in eight years as provisional results gave him a commanding lead after historic elections.

Fiji returns to democracy with trouble-free vote

Fijians flocked to vote Wednesday in the South Pacific nation`s first election since a 2006 coup, with officials declaring the poll trouble free and military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama saying he would win.

Fiji president urges violence-free election

Fijian President Epeli Nailatikau called for a violence-free election Tuesday as the South Pacific nation prepares to return to democracy almost eight years after a military coup.

Fijian joy as Syrian rebels release peacekeepers

Jubilant Fijians celebrated on Friday the release of 45 UN peacekeepers from the South Pacific nation who were kidnapped by al Qaeda linked rebels on the Golan Heights, hailing them as heroes after their two-week ordeal.

Fiji back in Games fold for Glasgow

Fiji will compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July, sports officials said Saturday, ending years of isolation following a 2006 military coup.

Fiji coup leader to step down from military: Official

Fiji strongman Voreqe Bainimarama plans to step down from the military on Wednesday, making him eligible to run for prime minister in elections due later this year, officials said.

Fiji military govt to lift emergency laws

Fiji`s military strongman Voreqe
Bainimarama said today he would lift emergency laws in place since a 2009 political crisis and begin discussions on a new constitution.

Eight jailed for plot to kill Fiji`s PM

Eight men found guilty of plotting to murder interim Fiji prime minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama three years ago were given sentences ranging from three to seven years in jail on Friday.

Fiji coup leader stands firm on election delay

Fiji`s defiant coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama on Monday rejected mounting international pressure to stage elections by next year, saying he stands behind his blueprint for the Pacific island nation.