Coup Leader Rejects Military Cabinet
Tuesday, 4 July 2000, 11:45 am
Article: Chris Holm
Fiji coup leader George Speight has rejected the military’s
choice of interim government saying he does not recognise
the authority of the administration.
military moved unilaterally to name Fiji’s new Prime
Minister and cabinet, after negotiations with the rebels
over the composition of the new Government reached a
deadlock last week.
New Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase
was appointed yesterday evening and his 12 member cabinet
were sworn in at a ceremony this morning.