Fijian regime appoints vice-president
Friday, April 17, 2009
Interim minister for Indigenous Affairs Ratu Fiji's military regime.has been appointed by
Nailatikau, a former military commander,and Minister in the military regime, was sworn in at Government House this morning. He will continue to hold his portfolios in the interim Cabinet.
The appointment follows the promulgation of a decree establishing the office of vice-president and permitting them to perform the functions of theif the President is unable to.
The current president,, is 88 years old and suffers from . He is rarely seen in public, and there is some speculation about his health.
Iloilo abrogated the country's constitution and revoked all judicial appointments last Friday in response to a Court of Appeal decision declaring the removal of and the appointment of military strongman as interim Prime Minister unlawful.
Previously the vice-president was appointed by the. An earlier attempt by the military regime to appoint Nailatikau as vice-president was rejected by the GCC in April, 2007, leading to the body's suspension.
Fiji's government was overthrown by ain 2006.
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