Tui Macuata is Fiji’s new President

Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere has been confirmed as Fiji’s new President elect, after amassing majority votes in the Fijian Parliament this morning.

The government nominee was elected by a margin of 28-23.

An opposition member voted for government’s nominee of Ratu Wiliame over the Opposition’s nominee – SODELPA MP and paramount chief of the Burebasaga Confederacy Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Ratu Wiliame will take office when current President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote steps down after two terms in office spanning six years.

Ratu Wiliame will hold office for three years, and is eligible for reappointment for another term.

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