Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fiji Coup Challenge

 (Photo: David Wagner Pics4Learning)
The ousted prime minister of Fiji had taken his case to court to get the coup declared illegal, but the court has ruled that constitution remains intact and that the President's actions were valid. I admire the Prime Minister for putting his case through a democratic process and having the courage to believe that his coutnry can deal with it in a democratic way. I thought the whole thing with a coup, though, was that it was a coup and outside the bounds of legality, so it is interesting that Fiji can incorporate such a thing into its constitutional structure and deal with it that way. It's always difficult to tell from a distance hwo things are and hopefully the people of Fiji can be happy because we have had a long and good association with them.

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