THE two major political parties believe that having one constituency in next year's elections will affect the level of representation in parliament.
And they have urged the government to review the issue of one constituency for the elections, which is stipulated in the new Constitution.
Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry said people were used to having their constituency area representatives in parliament to represent them.
"The one constituency thing will affect the level of representation. There should have been a mix of single area constituencies and national constituencies," he said.
"People normally identify a member of parliament from a particular area to represent them and raise issues in parliament.
"As such, this one-constituency thing is not on. It will be a voluminous ballot paper, which will make things difficult for voters."
Mr Chaudhry said there was a need to review the one constituency issue to ensure that people elect parliamentary representatives from their area.
The Social Democratic Liberal Party also shared similar sentiments, saying there was a need to review the one constituency issue.
SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said people needed representatives from their areas to raise their concerns in parliament.
"But under the one constituency provision, people would not be able to vote for people from their respective areas," he said.
He urged the government to review the issue.
"We need to have different constituencies so that people can elect MPs from their own areas to represent them," said Mr Tabaiwalu.