Fiji coup leader to be sworn-in as Prime Minister

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Fiji coup leader to be sworn-in as PM
Suva, Sep 22: Fiji coup leader in 2006, Voreqe Frank Bainimarama, will be sworn-in Monday as the prime minister of the country.

Bainimarama's Fiji First party has won the 2014 general election, raking 293,714 of the total 496,364 votes cast, Fiji Times reported.

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will preside over the swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held at 4 p.m.

Ethnic Indians comprise 37 percent of Fiji's population of nearly 870,000.

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.

IANS

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