The Fiji Military Forces overthrew the Labour Government after only one month in office. The armed overthrow was led by Lt. Col. Sitiveni Rabuka, on May 14th 1987 at 10.00am and members of the government were held in captivity for seven days at the Boron House. Another attempt to get back to constitutional Government of National Unity also met the same fate when military again took over on 25th September 1987 and imposed military rule.
== 1992 ke general
Previously Fiji Labour Party had decided that it would not contest any elections under the racially biased and discriminatory 1990 Constitution. However, the prevailing situation at that moment compelled the National Council meeting to decide otherwise and contest the 1992 general elections to have a voice in the House of Representatives. The Party did extremely well despite their late start to win the following 13 seats:
*Lekh Ram Vayeshno
== 1994 Snap Elections ==