The Fiji Labour party is attributing its win in the Tavua by-election to people's frustration with the current government.
The FLP's vice-president, Krishna Datt, says the by-election for the Tavua open seat was held in a cane-belt area which has suffered from the uncertainty surrounding the sugar industry and land issues.
Mr Datt says the Labour party also saw a rise in support by indigenous Fijians.
"There's been a marked rise in the cost of living, there's been a whole lot of uncertainty around cane farmers' livelihood - unemployment amongst young people who all flocked to support Labour as well. All these political uncertainties translated into a political vote for Labour."
Mr Datt says the Labour party is prepared for the next general election.