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Fiji back in the Commonwealth

Fiji back in the Commonwealth

Sep 26 2014 – 8:21pm

The Commonwealth said Friday it had reinstated Fiji as a full member following credible elections earlier this month, eight years after the South Pacific nation was first suspended following a military coup.

Ministers from the 53-nation organisation made the decision after Voreqe Bainimarama, who had led a bloodless coup in 2006, was sworn in as prime minister on September 22 following a general election.

“Fiji was today reinstated as a full member of the Commonwealth following a decision by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) at their 44th meeting in New York,” the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat said.

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