Fiji Coup Supplement


3rd July 2000
Interim Government named

Former senator and head of the Fiji Development Bank, Laisenia Qarase, of Lau has been named interim Prime Minister for Fiji.

There are 18 cabinet ministers and one assistant minister in the lineup announced a short while ago by the head of the military government Commodore Frank Bainimaama.

The assistant minister for Fijian affairs is Namosi chief Ratu Suliano Matanitobua.

Bainimarama said the nominee for Rewa withdrew as did the one for Lomaiviti. Two Indian nominees also withdrew. These are believed to be businessmen Iqbal Jannif and Tom Raju.

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