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Baledrokadroka: military 'unlikely' to transfer full power in 2014

Baledrokadroka: military 'unlikely' to transfer full power in 2014

Updated 6 December 2012, 10:18 AEST

As Fiji's constitution-making process nears its next phase, one man has been considering the possible pitfalls.

Fiji's first coup maker Sitiveni Rabuka, has questioned the current interim government's commitment to restore democracy by 2014.

That's mainly based on the premise that once power is seized, it's difficult to relinquish.

Lieutenant Colonel Jone Baledrokadroka -- a former land force commander -- recently examined the topic in a paper for the Australian National University.

He says there are a number of reasons why incumbents like Commodore Frank Bainimarama might not want to step back.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Jone Baledrokadroka, former Fijian Land Force Commander & PhD candidate, Australian National University

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Geraldine is a respected voice on issues in the Pacific and is the presenter of our morning Pacific Beat  program.

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