FIJI will not have a vice president under the draft constitution.
If the president is absent from the duty or from Fiji or is for any other reason unable to perform the function of the president or if the Office of the President becomes vacant for any reason, then the function of the president shall be performed by the chief justice.
The document says that in the absence of the chief justice, the next senior most substantive judge shall perform the duty of the president.
It also stated that in the exercise of his or her powers and executive authority, the president acts only on the advice of cabinet or a minister or some other body or authority prescribed by the constitution.
Candidates for the Office of the President under the draft constitution must be persons:
* who have had a distinguished career in any aspect of national or international life, whether in the public or private sector;
* hold only a Fijian citizenship;
* not be a member of, or hold any office in, any political party;
* not hold any other public office;
* not be a candidate for election to any other office in the State; and
* not have been subject to a sentence of imprisonment for an offence at any time during the five years immediately before being nominated.
The president holds office for three years, and is eligible for re-appointment for one further term of three years, but is not eligible for re-appointment after that.