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Fiji’s short-lived experiment in executive power-sharing, May – December 2006

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Fiji’s short-lived experiment in executive power-sharing, May – December 2006
Author(s): Green, Michael
Keywords: governance
Fiji
Date published: 2009
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Citation: Green, M. (2009). Fiji’s short-lived experiment in executive power-sharing, May – December 2006. SSGM Discussion Paper 2009/2. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series: 2009/2
Description: 
"Much of the commentary on Fiji’s coup of December 2006, particularly that sympathetic to Commodore Bainimarama’s intervention, pays little attention to, or grossly misrepresents, the nature of the government that he removed. Contrary to the military regime’s post-coup rhetoric about the ethnically divisive policies of the Qarase Government, the period from May to December had seen an experiment in executive power-sharing in which, for the first time, the provisions of s.99 of the 1997 Constitution were fully and faithfully implemented, with Fiji’s two biggest political parties, each supported by a large majority of one of Fiji’s two major ethnic groups, cooperating in Cabinet. Its untimely end is now held by some commentators to be proof of the inherent unworkability of s.99. This paper seeks to test that proposition." - page 1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9929
ISSN: 1328-7854

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