Coup of sorts

Print edition : May 31, 2013

Anti-coup banners in front of a house near the capital, Suva, in December 2006.. Photo: William WEST/AFP

Prime minister Frank Bainimarama. His government has presented its own draft constitution for public endorsement. Photo: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP

The characters in the 2000 political drama. (From left) deposed Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, coup leader George Speight and interim Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase. Qarase was installed through an army-brokered deal. Photo: REUTERS

Former prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka. He has decided not to contest in the coming general elections. Photo: RICK RYCROFT/AP

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau with President Pranab Mukherjee. Nailatikau has partly endorsed the draft constitution of Prof. Yash Ghai. Photo: PTI

An Indian Fijian whose house was destroyed in the ethnic violence in August 2000. Photo: Brian Cassey/ap

The Bainimarama regime rejects the draft constitution and orders deregistration of political parties, much against its stated stance of restoring democracy.
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