Even the possibility of declaring Fiji a theocratic Christian state was proposed in the past.
A long-running conflict between the government and military of the Republic of the Fiji Islands (Fiji) reached crisis point in early December 2006.
Nonetheless, relations between the government and the military remained strained.
On 22 September 2006, Commodore Bainimarama attacked government policies in a speech at Ratu Latianara Secondary School.
The proponents of the coup were an armed faction not closely associated with the military, who opposed their actions.
After Bainimarama declared martial law and resolved the crisis by force, an interim government was sworn in, headed by current prime minister Laisenia Qarase.
In each coup, one of the sides sought to establish reduced rights for the Indian Fijians; the other side sought to grant greater rights and equality to the Indian Fijians.
The church in Fiji frequently played a significant role in politics — senior leaders of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma supported the coup of 2000 and the subsequent proposal to pardon those involved.As she did so, her hand edged towards the small of Mrs Obama's back.Mrs Obama responded - and even rubbed the Queen's shoulder - before both women moved gently apart.Members of the First Light Taveuni Sevens Rugby team have been praised for their brave actions which led to the arrest of two men alleged to have robbed a taxi driver at Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi on Thursday.actress with Australian-born Fijian international rugby union player Ben Volavola, sparking speculation that they are dating.Two Australian soldiers died in a Blackhawk helicopter crash after Australia moved three warships to waters near Fiji in case evacuation of foreign nationals became necessary.