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Fiji's president to step down

Published: 6:28PM Tuesday July 28, 2009 Source: Newstalk ZB

There are reports of more political upheaval in Fiji on Tuesday night.

FijiLive reports that President Ratu Josefa Iloilo is to step down.

The 88-year-old's retirement was announced by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Commodore Bainimarama says Iloilo will take leave from Thursday.

His duties will be assumed by the recently-appointed Vice-President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.