In spite of controversies in the lead-up to the post-coup elections, there is confidence that the polling will reflect the people’s preferences. But, reports Asia-Pacific Journalism, it is the election aftermath that will decide if it really is a transition to democracy.
Report – By Mads Anneberg
“You vote me into Parliament and there will be no coup.”
That’s how Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama summed up worries clouding the forthcoming post-coup elections during an Auckland visit earlier this month.
In a country with a history of coups over the past two decades – the latest being in 2006 and headed by Bainimarama himself – having yet another is the background fear. Read more »