THE Social Democratic Liberal Party has not ruled out the possibility of forming a coalition with other political parties for the 2014 elections.
It says it would be suicidal for political parties to rule out a coalition under the present elections system proposed in the Constitution.
SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said all political parties had their core base of supporters.
"Under the present system proposed in the new Constitution, there is only one constituency," he said.
"A coalition was evident wherever in the world this model was practised.
"We can't rule out the possibility of a coalition with other political parties in this kind of situation, it would be suicidal not to go into a coalition.
"According to the present system, if you win 50 per cent of the votes, you will get 50 per cent of the seats in parliament."
Mr Tabaiwalu said it would be a numbers game at the end of the day to determine the winner of the 2014 elections.
He said under the present system, small or medium parties would find it extremely difficult to compete with the major parties. The party will meet soon to elect a new leader to replace Mr Laisenia Qarase, who is expected to be the party's mentor in preparation for the elections.
Constituency officials from around the country will submit two names each of those aspiring to take up the leader's post.