He informed a visiting regional delegation on 30–31 January that elections would have to wait until a census had been completed, a new voters' roll compiled, and boundaries of electoral districts defined.Meanwhile, interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum suggested using electronic voting to shorten the period of time for counting votes (previously over ten days), and thereby reduce the potential for election rigging.
How can an election, on its own, make a difference when it is based on divisive and race based communal electoral arrangements?How can an election, on its own, solve the deep differences that our constitution has perpetuated between the different races in our country?Unless there are fundamental reforms, how can an election succeed where it will take us straight back to the grimy old politics of self interest, cronyism and scam mongering?" Ousted Vice-President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi remarked that the next election would likely be won by "a Fijian-dominated political party" (meaning indigenous-dominated), and asked what the military would do in such a case.Between 20 many public announcements and requests were made and on 23 March 2014 the interim government announced the election would be held on 17 September 2014.The elections were to be held under the new constitution which lowered the voting age to 18 and gave the right of multiple citizenship to Fijians for the first time.
On 6 January 2007 Commodore Frank Bainimarama, the leader of the coup, succeeded Senilagakali as interim Prime Minister.
On 29 January 2007, Bainimarama announced that the next election would be around five years away.
The incumbent Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, was re-elected.
Prior to the election Bainimarama was an Independent but stood for the Fiji First Party in 2014.
The Social Democratic Liberal Party and the National Federation Party both got over 5%, the threshold for a party or independent to have seats in the parliament.
The elections were originally scheduled for March 2009, but were not held then because politicians did not agree to the People's Charter for Change, Peace and Progress.