A MULTIRACIAL line-up of candidates for the next elections can be expected under the Social Democratic Liberal Party banner.
SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said the party was really looking at having a multiracial line-up of candidates in 2014.
"We are really, really looking at it and we will put out expressions of interest for candidates in the very near future," he said.
"I think SODELPA fights so hard on indigenous issues that a lot of people think we are only for the indigenous population and not a multiracial party.
"But people should not forget that (former) SDL had a good mix of Fijians of Indian descent and part-Europeans as candidates in the 2006 elections."
Mr Tabaiwalu said the party would seriously look at having a multiracial line-up of candidates in the 2014 elections.
He said the party would target youths and women, saying the party was seriously looking at having women representation in proportion to their population in the next 10 years.
As per the new laws implemented by the government for political parties, the former Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua party had to change its name to SODELPA.
"We are a forward-looking party and we realise that the country is moving forward and is on track for the elections," said Mr Tabaiwalu.
"And our concern for indigenous issues is important for the country."
Mr Tabaiwalu said SODELPA had a comprehensive manifesto in line, saying a special committee was looking into the draft.
He said the party's manifesto would focus on issues affecting people in their daily lives, such as health, education, infrastructure, wages and housing.