Fiji’s installation of military leader as acting president after a series of controversial reforms could lead to the deployment of troops to Fiji’s capital at any moment

Fiji’s installation of military leader as acting president after a series of controversial reforms could lead to the deployment of troops to Fiji’s capital at any moment.

Fiji’s president has already made a surprise visit to Australia to attend the Commonwealth Games but he won’t do so until a new president, assuming Mr Puijao’s resignation, is elected.

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption An analysis from the BBC’s Mark Lowen explains why it’s not a simple matter of replacing him

Fiji would also face further political instability if the current constitution was repealed, although the election would be a test for a political force that has ruled since the death of its founder, Jomo Kenyatta.

Mr Puijao will now choose a new cabinet in which the current president will still serve after the presidential poll, although it could be a contest between a relatively new party in the lower house of parliament – a group that has been criticised for poor governance – and the pro-business Liberal Party of Tuvalu, which has gained many v최고의 퀄리티otes since taking office in February.

Analysis: Nick Bryant, BBC News, Fiji

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Fijian President Tuuli Punga: “The country needs the security of a new president who will fight corruption and improve our governance processes”

Fiji is facing a number of challenges, both from within Fiji itself and from within the West.

For one, many of the country’s leaders were accused of misusing public funds.

And the government’s own reports last year suggested a drop-off in government funds, even as spending on defence and state services rose – although none of that is happening.

More significantly, the country’s debt is spiralling – which in turn is making the country vulnerable서산안마 to a sharp downturn in the economy, and potentially political upheavals, which could threaten its international prestige.

So to do anything short of removing the president from the running for a second term would give the new, pro-business coalition a maj로투스 홀짝or boost in support, which could give the ruling party some momentum heading into parliamentary elections in 2018, and could bring further stability to what is looking more and more like a chaotic new government.

The government has also been hit in the past with opposition party claims of corruption – an issue it has previously denied.

However, even if the government was to be accused of corruption – a problem it has faced for the past 10 years and is still likely to face again this year

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