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Fiji Parliament Speaker dies

The Fiji Parliament  Dr Jiko Luveni, has died, Fiji Sun reports. 

Dr Luveni, 72, is believed to have died this morning. The cause of death has not been released yet, however, it is understood that she died after a short- illness.

Dr Luveni was a trailblazer in advocating women’s interests and participation in national affairs.

She was the first woman to be the Speaker of Parliament.

Dr Luveni was a dentist by profession before she entered politics.

She was the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation before her appointment as Speaker. Prior to this, she was the Minister for Women in the interim Bainimarama Government.

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