Fiji set to end emergency rule

Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has said the military government will on Saturday lift the state of public emergency it imposed in 2009, as the country prepares to open consultation on a new constitution.

Fiji’s military regime suspended the country’s constitution in 2009 and imposed emergency rule after the nation’s Court of Appeal ruled that the military government was illegal.

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Mr Bainimarama said that public order would be maintained and said he would soon announce nationwide consultation for a new constitution to establish a democratically elected government.