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Senilagakali sworn in as Fiji's caretaker PM

Coup leader Bainimarama administered the oath to Jona Senilagakali, a doctor with no political background.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 14:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Fiji's coup leader Frank Bainimarama on Wednesday swore in his new caretaker prime minister a day after toppling the elected government.

Bainimarama administered the oath toJona Senilagakali, a doctor with no political background, who will lead the interim administration, at a ceremony in Suva.

"I Jona Baravilala Senilagakali do swear to give true allegiance to the people of Fiji," he said, facing his new boss and laying his hand on a Bible.

"I will be at all times a true and faithful caretaker prime minister, so help me God," he said.

First Published: Dec 06, 2006 14:51 IST