Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 | 00:06 | SYDNEY
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  • 12 Nov 2019 15:30

    Connecting the dots on the Blue Dot Network

    Beyond a press release trumpeting “high-quality infrastructure” and “global trust standards”, things are a bit fuzzy.

  • 12 Nov 2019 11:00

    Russia’s southern strategy

    The pace of Russian re-engagement in Africa and the Indian Ocean region has accelerated as US influence has waned.

  • 12 Nov 2019 06:00

    North Korea’s deadline logic

    Pyongyang has declared an end-of-year cut off in the nuclear talks, yet does such a deadline really matter?

Fiji Elections

Fiji election, from the polling booth

I arrived in Suva six days before the 2018 Fijian election, it was apparent that the country was bracing itself for a tight election contest. In 2014, Frank Bainimarama’s party, Fiji First, won in an electoral landslide. Its main opponent then, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA),