Frank Bainimarama has been sworn back in, to no one’s surprise.
Commodore Frank Bainimarama has been sworn back in as Interim Prime Minister, only a day and a half after his regime was declared illegal.
President Ratu Josefa Iloilo scrapped the country’s constitution and Bainimarama stood down from the role he grabbed during the 2006 coup after the Court of Appeal ruled his regime was illegal.
However, Bainimarama has taken an oath and is back in command.
Fiji’s judges, magistrates and official officers have also got their jobs back.
Announcements on further ministerial appointments are due this afternoon.
I understand the judges followed the law, but it doesn’t seem like that’s done much good in the big picture. The same government is effectively in charge, and now there’s no constitution at all.
Bit of an own goal really.