MOMOEDONU IS NEW FIJI PRIME MINISTER

SUVA, Fiji Islands (March 14, 2001 – FijiLive)---Ratu Tevita Momoedonu has been sworn in as Fiji’s new Prime Minister.

He was sworn in by the President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, at Lautoka today.

Ratu Iloilo, who will be sworn in as president for another term tomorrow, will appoint a caretaker government.

Officials from the Information Ministry declined to confirm or deny the statement saying a press release to clarify this would be issued later today.

Momoedonu is currently the Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations in the interim government.

He was also prime minister for a day during last year’s political crisis and is a member of the Fiji Labour Party.

He hails from Ba province and is believed to be close to the President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo.

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