Dr Luveni elected Speaker

Update: 11:34AM IN accordance with the standing orders of parliament, the MPs elected Dr Jiko Luveni as Speaker of Parliament at the first sitting today.

Dr Jiko Luveni was nominated by Member of Parliament Semi Koroilavesau and his nomination was seconded by MP Joeli Cawaki.

Secretary general to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua declared Dr Luveni Speaker at the first sitting which is currently being held at the new complex in Government Buildings.

Dr Luveni is now taking her oath of allegiance and office.

Members of Parliament also took their oaths of allegiance to Fiji and being sworn in as MPs.

The swearing in is being broadcast live and the members of parliament have been joined by family members in the public gallery for this historic occasion.

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