Fijians queue up to vote at the Vatuwaqa Public School in the capital Suva on September 17, 2014
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Fiji coup leader Frank Bainimarama awaits poll outcome

Voting has ended in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.

Some 590,000 voters were registered to cast ballots for a 50-seat parliament, choosing from about 250 candidates.

The polls are being keenly watched by the international community, which has been urging a return to democracy.

Phil Mercer reports.

  • 17 Sep 2014
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