PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will stand for the 2014 general elections.
Commodore Bainimarama announced this yesterday.
"I am on track for elections in September 2014 and I am confident of standing," he said in a Ministry of Information statement.
Commodore Bainimarama also said there was still ample time to form a political party with elections more than a year away. Highlighting the changes in parliamentary seats, he said the proposed 45-member single house parliament would cut costs.
Commodore Bainimarama said this would attract the right people for Parliament and Cabinet.
In a national address on Thursday, he announced that Fiji needed at least 15 months to prepare for a democratic parliamentary system.
"My fellow Fijians, adherence to the timeline we have set is critical if we are to have elections by September 2014," Commodore Bainimarama said.