In George Speight's Shadow: Fiji General Elections of 2001

@article{Lal2002InGS,
  title={In George Speight's Shadow: Fiji General Elections of 2001},
  author={B. Lal},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  year={2002},
  volume={37},
  pages={101 - 87}
}
  • B. Lal
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • The Journal of Pacific History
On 25 August 2001, Fiji went to the polls two years after the last election in May 1999 which had elected a Fiji Labour Party-led People’s Coalition to government. That government was overthrown in a civilian coup led by George Speight on 19 May 2000.2 Fifteen months of confusion, anxiety and violence later, the worst in modern Fijian history, Fiji went to the polls again, under the 1997 multiracial constitution which Speight and the Fiji military forces had declared abrogated, but which had… Expand
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