Military Unrest Since The 2000 Fijian Coup D'état

Military Unrest Since The 2000 Fijian Coup D'état

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Following the quashing of George Speight's civilian coup d'état in 2000, the Military handed power over to a civilian administration led by the banker, Laisenia Qarase, who won the parliamentary election held to restore democracy in September 2001. Despite the role of the military in the rise to power of the Qarase government, relations between them have noticeably deteriorated since, to the extent that by July 2004, the Military was threatening to overthrow the government.

The Military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has kept a high profile since the coup. Throughout 2003 and 2004, and into 2005, he repeatedly entered the political arena to criticize government policy - especially its policy of lenience, as he saw it, towards persons responsible for the coup. Politicians countered with charges of inappropriate interference in political affairs, and some accused him of hypocrisy, saying that he himself had a case to answer for his role in Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara's resignation from the Presidency on 29 May 2000.

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