Friday, July 15, 2011

Fiji: A bad sign

Some bad news from Fiji: earlier in the week, the Lau Provincial Council elected Adi Ateca Ganilau as its chair. Ganilau is the sister of Ratu Tevita Mara, who fled Fiji for Tonga back in May. The choice was not popular with the regime, so they threatened the council to force her resignation.

The regime has promised elections in 2014. But if this is how they respond to the election of people they don't like, then I think the chances of those elections being free and fair are not good.