Commonwealth update

  title={Commonwealth update},
  author={Derek Ingram},
  journal={The Round Table},
  pages={131 - 159}
  • Derek Ingram
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Political Science
  • The Round Table
The postponed CHOGM in Coolum, Australia, took place while a strong Commonwealth team was observing the last stages of a turbulent presidential election in Zimbabwe. The observers gave the election a big thumbs down and within days Zimbabwe was suspended from the Commonwealth. Earlier, the suspension of Fiji Islands had been lifted and its Prime Minister attended Coolum. Pakistan, however, remained outside 'the councils', although it had now come centre-stage internationally because of the war…