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Frank Bainimarama claims nation's first democratic election since he forcibly took power eight years ago.
Early results indicate incumbent PM Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First Party has secured more than 59 percent of the vote.
Early poll results show Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First Party has secured more than 59 percent of the vote.
After seven years under military leader's rule, key test is whether South Pacific island's vote would be free and fair.
Pacific nation moving towards democracy after 2006 coup by Bainimarama, according to New Zealand officials.
Critics warn that charter proposed by military ruler Frank Bainimarama amounts to a constitutional coup.
Fiji's ambassador to the US, Winston Thompson, talks democracy on the island nation and the outlook for 2012.
Military ruler says emergency laws to be lifted this week and consultations on new constitution to start in February.
Vidhya Lakhan says RWC 2011 matches should take place outside New Zealand due to travel sanctions on Fiji's military.
Military government expels top diplomat accused of interfering in its domestic affairs.
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