Fiji's Bainimarama sworn in
Fiji's Bainimarama is sworn in as the country's new democratically elected prime minister.
Fiji's first democratically elected prime minister in nearly eight years has been sworn in today in Suva.
Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, who led the coup to remove the previous government, won huge public support in last week's historic poll.
On the back of personal support for Mr Bainimarama his Fiji First got a large majority of the votes and will dominate the new parliament.
Our reporter Sally Round was at his swearing in on Monday in Suva and Don Wiseman asked her if there was a lot of pomp around the occasion.
SALLY ROUND: Yes, it was a very ceremonious occasion at government house here in Suva. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau received Frank Bainimarama. The Prime Minister elect became the Prime Minister, and he was sworn in and pledged allegiance to serve the people of Fiji and uphold the constitution.
DON WISEMAN: Was he the only one sworn in today?
SR: Yes, that's right. The cabinet minister line-up hasn't been revealed yet, and I believe that's to happen later on, I'm not sure exactly when.
DW: And while this has been going on, we have of course had this discontent within the other political parties about just what happened in that vote last Wednesday, and they remain unhappy, particularly Sodelpa.
SR: Yes, both parties finally came out with statements today. The National Federation Party seemed a little bit more conciliatory, they have three seats in the parliament and their leader Biman Prasad made a statement that they accepted and respected the verdict of the people and wished Frank Bainimarama and his government well for the next four years. He also said they expect nothing short of a transparent and accountable government, and will hold the new government to this principle. On the other side of town, Sodelpa also held a press conference with Ro Teimumu Kepa saying they would take the first opportunity in parliament to call for a parliamentary inquiry into the election.
DW: They will leave it there in terms of everything else? Otherwise they're accepting the result?
SR: For now they are, well they are accepting the result. They are going to be taking up their seats in parliament but their own investigations into what they believe are irregularities in the election are ongoing. They have party officials collecting information as it comes in, trying to verify it and will put it forward as evidence for this inquiry.
DW: Ok well we know election officials on Friday were given some information, has anything happened up to this point with regard to that?
SR: Well the Electoral Commission came out dismissing most of those claims, but also asking for more information on others.
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