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Fiji: the world’s oddest coup

Fiji’s military coup last week will go down as one of world’s strangest after it was trumpeted for months, delayed by a rugby match and then conducted by troops patrolling in rental cars. While Tuesday’s toppling of the Fijian government was anything but a surprise, the way in which events unfolded left regional experts scratching their heads. The Pacific island nation’s military replaced prime minister Laisenia Qarase with a dumbfounded, elderly army doctor, and then invited any Fijians to apply in writing for freshly-vacated cabinet and civil service posts. Full Story

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