A minister in the Fiji interim government, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, has been sworn in as vice-president.
His appointment was made under the eighth decree by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, a week after he abrogated the Constitution.
Ratu Epeli has been the indigenous affairs minister and is a former military commander and former parliamentary speaker.
The vice-presidency had been vacant since the 2006 military coup when the military removed Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi.
Under the constitution, the body to appoint the president and vice-president was the great Council of Chiefs.
The council had been suspended before the Easter turmoil as it had refused to approve the military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama's 2006 post-coup claim that he was the president.
Today's ceremony to swear in Ratu Epeli was attended by diplomats from China, India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Kiribati.