Fiji's prime minister elect Frank Bainimarama says the country's new democratically elected government is a legacy of the military.
The leader claimed victory in the country's landmark election yesterday (sunday) and said his FijiFirst party had gained 32 seats in the 50-member parliament.
The former military commander acknowledged his family and then the military for their support, referring to the year of George Speight's coup and a subsequent mutiny by rebel soldiers.
"I want to thank the officers and the rank and file of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces who have unwaveringly stood by me since the events of 2000 and who have stood for the ideal of true democracy."
Frank Bainimarama told party supporters he was humbled and he promised he would govern for the well being of all Fijians.