Fiji Overview: Government

Fiji is governed under the constitution of 2013. The president, who is a largely ceremonial head of state, is elected by the parliament to a three-year term; the president may serve for two terms. The government is headed by the prime minister. The unicameral parliament has 50 members who are elected proportionally to four-year terms. Administratively, Fiji is divided into 14 provinces and the dependency of Rotuma.

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