Fiji coup leader says he will run in election next year
SUVA (AFP) - Fiji's military leader Voreqe Bainimarama confirmed for the first time on Friday that he will stand in elections scheduled for the Pacific island nation next year.
Mr Bainimarama, who seized power in a 2006 coup, said he believed he would win the poll, which will be held under a new constitution drafted by his military regime.
"I will stand for elections," he told reporters in Suva.
"I am confident that I will win, if not I won't be standing. I will have to form a party but I have not decided on who will stand with me."