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The Alliance Party, was the ruling political party in Fiji from 1966 to 1987.
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom.
Fiji has the Westminster system — executive authority is vested nominally in a President, but exercised in practice by a Cabinet of ministers, presided over by the Prime Minister.
Fiji's British colonial rulers established the office of Chief Minister in October 1967, along with the Cabinet system of government.
A coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause.
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The Colony of Fiji was a British colony that existed from 1874 to 1970 in present-day Fiji.
Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.
The Court of Appeal of Fiji is one of three courts that were established by Chapter 9 of the 1997 Constitution, the others being the High Court and the Supreme Court.
Doctor, as a title, originates from the Latin word of the same spelling and meaning.
The Dominion of Fiji was the official name of Fiji between October 1970 and 6 October 1987.
Fiji has held ten general elections for the House of Representatives since becoming independent of the United Kingdom in 1970; there had been numerous elections under colonial rule, but only one with universal suffrage (in 1966).
Fiji (Viti; फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; रिपब्लिक ऑफ फीजी Ripablik ăph Phījī), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
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The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) is a political party in Fiji.
The Fiji Times is a daily English-language newspaper published in Suva, Fiji.
The Constitution of Fiji was restored by a High Court decision on 15 November 2000, following the failure of the political upheaval in which the government had been deposed and the constitution suspended in May that year.
FijiFirst is a registered political party in Fiji.
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Rear Admiral (Rtd) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, CF, MSD, OStJ, Fijian Navy, known commonly as Frank Bainimarama and sometimes by the chiefly title RatuHerald on Sunday, Phil Taylor, Peaceful island village belies turmoil of national politics, 2006-12-10, page 20 (interview with Bainimarama's brother).
Head of government is a generic term used for either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony who often presides over a cabinet.
Fiji first became a unified nation in 1871, when Seru Epenisa Cakobau united what had been a patchwork of warring fiefdoms.
The House of Representatives was the lower chamber of Fiji's Parliament from 1970 to 2006.
An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated to any political party.
Jona Baravilala Senilagakali (8 November 1929 – 26 October 2011) was a Fijian medical doctor and diplomat who briefly served as Prime Minister of Fiji from December 2006 to January 2007.
Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda, CF, MBE, MSD, KStJ (29 December 1920 – 6 February 2011) was the President of Fiji from 2000 until 2009, excluding a brief period from 5 December 2006 until 4 January 2007 (see below).
Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, CF, GCMG, KBE (6 May 1920 – 18 April 2004) is considered the founding father of the modern nation of Fiji.
Laisenia Qarase (pronounced; born 4 February 1941) is a Fijian political figure.
This article lists political parties in Fiji.
Mahendra Pal Chaudhry (Hindi: महेन्द्र पाल चौधरी) (born 9 February 1942) is a Fijian and the leader of the Fiji Labour Party.
A minister is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers.
The Parliament of Fiji is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of the Fiji.
The President of the Republic of Fiji is the Head of State of Fiji.
A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system.
Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore and captain, and below that of a vice admiral.
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) is the military force of the Pacific island nation of Fiji.
Major-General Sitiveni Ligamamada Rabuka, OBE, MSD, OStJ, (born 13 September 1948) is best known as the instigator of two military coups that shook Fiji in 1987.
The Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (occasionally known as the United Fiji Party but usually known by the acronym SDL) was a political party in Fiji.
The Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), occasionally known in English as Fijian Political Party, was a party which dominated politics in the 1990s and was the mainstay of coalition governments from 1992 to 1999.
Ratu Tatu Tevita Momoedonu is a Fijian chief and has served as the fifth Prime Minister of Fiji twice – each time extremely briefly.
Timoci Uluivuda Bavadra (September 22, 1934 - November 3, 1989) was a Fijian medical doctor who founded the Fiji Labour Party and served as the Prime Minister of Fiji for one month in 1987.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The Westminster system is a democratic parliamentary system of government modelled after that which developed in the United Kingdom.
The Fiji coups of 1987 resulted in the overthrow of the elected government of Fijian Prime Minister Timoci Bavadra, the deposition of Elizabeth II as Queen of Fiji, and in the declaration of a republic.
The Fiji coup of 2000 was a complicated affair involving a civilian putsch by hardline Fijian nationalists against the elected government of a non-native (ethnically Indian) Prime Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, on 19 May 2000, the attempt by President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara to assert executive authority on 27 May, and his own resignation, possibly forced, on 29 May.
The Fijian coup d'état of December 2006 occurred as a continuation of the pressure which had been building since the military unrest of the 2000 Fijian coup d'état and 2005–06 Fijian political crisis.
The Fijian constitutional crisis of 2009 began on Friday, 10 April 2009.
Fiji's fourth constitution was signed into law by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau in September 2013.