THE Social Democratic Liberal Party is reactivating its structures, as they were in the 2006 general elections, in preparation for next year's election.
SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said there was a need for the party to set up its sub-constituency branches before a constituency conference was held.
"It's important for us to get to the supporters and we are reactivating our structures as in the 2006 elections. We are crafting it along that line as it's very difficult to get something new," he said.
"If you look at the Constitution, there is only one constituency. But we will divide it into four constituencies in our preparations for the election.
"The four constituencies will be the central, eastern, northern and western, and we will work from there."
Mr Tabaiwalu said the party's executives met earlier this week and discussions focused mainly on holding constituency meetings.
He said the meeting of the central constituency, which included Serua, Nausori, Tailevu, Naitasiri, Lami, Nasinu and Suva, would be held on October 18.
"The eastern constituency meeting will also be held soon while the northern one will be in the next fortnight," said Mr Tabaiwalu.
SODELPA's western constituency executives were expected to meet yesterday afternoon to decide on their nominations for the new party leader.
The party's four constituencies will nominate two names each for the leader's post, which is expected to be decided later this month or early next month.