Australia Lifts Sanctions After Fiji Elects to End 8-Year Military Rule

By Jenny Park

Australia has lifted sanctions against Fiji after the Pacific island nation elected to end eight years of military rule and to restore the country’s parliament. Mr. Bainimarama and his FijiFirst Party won majority of the seats in parliament. Although Mr. Bainimarama had ousted the elected government in 2006, and have been authoritatively ruling Fiji since then, international observers said that the election was credible. The U.S. also announced that it will remove restrictions on financial aid to the government and on visas.

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