Fiji Great Council of Chiefs meet to bless new Vice President choice
The new Vice-President will replace Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi who resigned from the position after the December 5, 2006 military coup.
One of the frontrunners for the position is interim Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, a former army commander and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Three representatives each from the 14 Fijian provinces and Rotuma will be at the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) meeting at the Tradewinds Hotel today, just outside Suva, for the two-days meeting.
The President's nomination for the vice-presidency has to be supported by the GCC to be considered. It is normal practice for the GCC members to break up into the three traditional confederacies to discuss such nominations before reaching a consensus.