Sitwini Rabuka became the new Prime Minister of Fiji.

  • The country’s parliament announced on 23 December that Sitiveni Rabuka had been elected Fiji’s new prime minister.
  • Rabuka is the leader of the People’s Alliance, a political party in Fiji formed in 2021.
  • Rabuka was elected to the floor of parliament with 28 votes, while Fiji First leader Vorke Bainimarama received 27 votes.
  • The announcement was made by the newly-elected Speaker of the Fijian Parliament, Naikama Lalabalavu.
  • Following the coalition, Rabuka won a second term, marking the end of 16 years of leadership under Frank Bainimarama, who seized power in a 2006 military coup. For the first time in 16 years, Fijians are preparing to welcome a new prime minister.
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