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Much crowing over Fiji First's 'first' win over the position of deputy speaker but given the numbers, hardly surprising.
With the regime led party having 32 seats, the script as some are boasting, 'is written for the next four years' looks all too predictable.
Frank Bainimarama and his lot don't get off to a shiny new start, though - too many skeletons to remind us of who they really are. Look no further than the beating of composer Josefa Bilitaki.
Questions also continue to dog Fiji First about its election victory with the International Trade Union Congress this week adding its weight to the belief the poll was anything but free and fair.
Par for the course as it has been for the past eight years, so we're in for more of the same, albeit thug Frank Bainimarama is now sitting inside Parliament instead of dictating from outside.
The Fiji police remain typically impotent: police commissioner Ben Groenewald tried to pass the Bilitaki case to National Security and Defence but has since announced he'll release a statement on what he calls 'the arrest of Bilitaki.'
This case is destined to be buried just as that of Iowane Benedito and those of the prisoners on remand who were tracked down and beaten like dogs, were swept under the carpet.
The Opposition will have to step up its game if we're going to have any real Parlimentary debate and legislation in the next four years.
The spotlight will be on how SODELPA and NFP work - together and individually - and whether they can keep Fiji First on its toes.
NFP leader Biman Prasad was reportedly an autocrat during the recent elections - will we see this rottweiler streak in Parliament?
SODELPA leader Ro Teimumu Kepa was uncertain - will she show good instincts and allow her natural leadership to emerge?