World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Detained Coup Leader Speight Wins Seat

By ANISH CHAND: September 5, 2001 Wansolwara Online (USP)

SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Coup leader George Speight today won the Tailevu North Fijian Communal seat he contested in the Fiji general election.

As he appeared at the Suva Magistrates Courts to answer lesser charges related to the coup, his seat was being counted at the Suva Grammar counting centre.

Speight, who contested this election under the name Ilikini Naitaini, polled 3232 votes to win the seat for his Conservative Alliance Matanitu Vanua party.

Speight's mate at the Nukulau island prison detention Ratu Timoci Silatolu lost the Rewa Fijian Communal seat to Ro Teimumu Kepa of the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua party.

Silatolu polled 1743 votes while Kepa got 2636.

The CAMV have so far won 5 seats in the elections.

Tally so far after 43 seats in the 71-seat Parliament have been declared: Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 21 seats Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 14 Conservative Alliance Matanitu Vanua (CAMV) 6 National Federation Party (NFP) 1 United General Party (UGP) 1


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


UN: Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza last weekend... More>>

Save The Children: One Year Under Taliban Rule, Girls Are More Isolated, Hungry, Sad: New Report
One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry...

Palestinian Ministry of Health: Developments In The Health Situation During The Israeli Aggression On The Cities & Governorates Of The Gaza Strip
For the second day in a row, the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip continues by targeting overcrowded residential areas and neighborhoods, as the death toll rose to 13 citizens, including a 5-year-old girl and a 23-year-old woman... More>>

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>

Singapore: UN Experts Call For Immediate Moratorium On Executions For Drug Offences

UN experts* today condemned the execution of Nazeri Bin Lajim, a 64-year-old Malay Singaporean national convicted of drug offenses and urged the Government of Singapore to halt plans to execute individuals on death row for drug related charges... More>>