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.