Fiji’s Prime Minister
23 September, 2014, 12:00 am
FIJIFirst party leader Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama took his oath as the sixth democratically-elected Prime Minister of Fiji before the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, at the Government House in Suva yesterday.
This was after his party’s landslide victory at the general election last week. Mr Bainimarama took his Oath of Allegiance and Oath for Due Execution of Office.
“I, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Fiji according to law and I will obey, observe and uphold and maintain the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji. So help me God,” Mr Bainimarama swore on oath.
In accordance with Section 93(2) of the 2013 Constitution, Mr Bainimarama was sworn in as the democratically-elected Prime Minister as the leader of the political party which won more than 50 per cent of the total number of seats in Parliament.
The swearing in was witnessed by members of the diplomatic corps, high ranking members of the disciplined forces and other invited guests.
Also present was a proud Mary Bainimarama and members of their family.
Former-elected Prime Ministers of Fiji were Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Dr Timoci Bavadra, Sitiveni Rabuka, Mahendra Chaudhry and Laisenia Qarase.