RATU SIR KAMISESE MARA TO REMAIN FIJI'S PRESIDENT FOR ANOTHER FIVE

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (December 16, 1998 - PACNEWS)---Chiefs in Fiji have agreed that the President, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, should continue his term in office for another five years.

The decision was made unanimously at the Great Council of Chiefs meeting in Suva today.

Ratu Sir Kamisese's current term expires on January 17.

The decision by the chiefs means his new tenure will be the first under Fiji's new Constitution, adopted in July.

It allows him to serve as President for two, five-year terms.

The Council of Chiefs is expected to make a decision tomorrow on whether the President or the Queen should be Fiji's head of state.

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