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The 1994 Fiji General Election


Chin, JU, The 1994 Fiji General Election, Electoral Studies, 14, (3) pp. 309-315. ISSN 0261-3794 (1995) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1995 Elsevier Science Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1016/0261-3794(95)91260-N


Fiji held a general election in February 1994. It was the second general election under the new constitution promulgated in 1990 after the two military take-overs in 1987. The election was notable for two reasons. First, coup-leader and incumbent Prime Minister, Major General Sitiveni Rabuka, was not expected to do well as dissidents in his party had broken away to form new political parties to challenge his rule. Second, Rabuka's personal standing was at a low ebb as a result of being implicated in a financial scandal. Additionally, the Indo-Fijian question was still unresolved. Despite these factors, Rabuka won the elections and strengthened his position.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chin, JU (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:99693
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-04-01
Last Modified:2017-11-24

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