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Fiji-Election Results

October 22, 1977 multiply much faster, but they are also helped by a continuous process of immigration. If this continues, and the Bhutia-Lepcha ethos is submerged, there can be no justification for maintaining the Rangpo border or for refusing to integrate all the Nepalese- populated areas along the sub-Himalayan tract. This is the logical outcome of the Centre's policies, though Lai is too absorbed in manipulating the day-to-day levers of power to take stock of the situation and warn New Delhi of the long-term threat M K Tikku writes; THE impressive majority that Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara's Alliance Party scored in the recent elections in Fiji has to be seen as a vote for the policies of moderation and stabilisation at the present crucial juncture in the South Pacific archipelago's socio-economic and constitutional development.

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