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Fiji Government HouseThe process of writing a new constitution is underway in Fiji. It will be the country's fourth since independence in 1970.

The regime of Commodore Frank Bainimarama abolished the 1997 constitution three years ago.

While some have decried the process as a sham and illegal, others hope that what's underway now will mean a return to democracy in elections which the interim government has promised for 2014.

Sally Round has travelled to Fiji and spoken to those spearheading the plans for a new constitution as well as regime critics, politicians and ordinary citizens.

Photo: Government Buildings in Suva.

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 28 September: Insight: Fiji - Life After Military Rule

Fiji First Leader Frank Bainimarama addressing rallyFiji First Leader, Frank Bainimarama

The people of Fiji have elected Frank Bainimarama as their new Prime Minister, nearly eight years after he ousted the last democratic government in a military coup. During that time, Fiji's economy slumped, it's human rights record was questioned and it was subject to sanctions from the international community. Philippa Tolley was in Fiji to cover the elections and in this Insight asks how the country is faring and what the future might hold now that it has stepped over the democratic threshold and successfully held elections?