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The World

October 08, 1987

Fiji's coup leader, Col. Sitiveni Rabuka, named prominent anti-Indian leaders and one Indian to a 19-member council of ministers to help govern the racially divided South Pacific island nation until elections are held. Rabuka also said that the Great Council of Chiefs, the supreme tribal body of native Fijians, will choose the president next week. He said he has no wish to be president. Rabuka led a coup May 14, then staged a second one Sept. 25, saying he wants to ensure ethnic Fijian dominance over Indians.

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