24 Sep 2014

Luveni may be named Fiji Speaker

1:47 pm on 24 September 2014

A successful FijiFirst candidate and social welfare minister in the previous government, Dr Jiko Luveni, has been told to vacate her seat in the Fijian Parliament.

She is to be replaced by fellow FijiFirst candidate, Laisenia Bale Tuitubou.

The announcement was made today by the Electoral Commission, but its chairman Chen Bunn Young, says while the move is in line with the constitution he is not in a position to disclose further details.

There is speculation that Dr Luveni will be named Speaker in the new Parliament.

Cabinet is being sworn in shortly.