SUPPORT for the Social Democratic Liberal Party is said to be "intact".
Previously known as the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua party, it had to change its name following new laws implemented by the government.
"Our support is intact and we are determined to get the voters between 18 and 28 years old in," said SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu.
"Those between that age group make up quite a significant number of voters and that's why it's very very important for parties to reach them."
Mr Tabaiwalu also said it was time for parties, including SODELPA, to look into and focus on issues affecting people's daily lives.
He said the party would look at endorsing younger candidates in the 2014 general elections as it targeted young voters.
"Our support base is mostly the iTaukei and I think Fijians shouldn't anchor on the past because the past doesn't take you to the future. We should have liberal thinking."
Mr Tabaiwalu also said the party had crafted the first draft of its manifesto in preparation for the elections.
He said the committee looking into the manifesto was chaired by former prime minister and former SODELPA leader Laisenia Qarase.
"It's quite comprehensive and it's just the timing of putting it out.
"We have to put it out at the right time. In the recent Australian elections, the parties launched their manifesto six months before polling.
"SODELPA's manifesto will focus on education, health, rural development, squatter settlements, unemployment and housing to name a few things.
"If we win the elections, then we have to stabilise the economy too. Our main concern is how much it will cost us to fund things in our manifesto when we get into government.
"The question that comes up is that is there money in the government to fund the things we have in our manifesto?"
Mr Tabaiwalu said the party had plans on what to do in the first 100 days in office if it wins the elections and comes into power
He said it would take time to fulfil all the promises in the manifesto.