An election in Niue will likely be held some time in April.
The Premier, Young Vivian says he will announce the election date at the beginning of February.
He says an election needs to be held three years after the last election, which was in April 2005.
He says he is prepared for an election.
"Well, I think you have to judge that by what happened in the past, so if you ahve a look at the past, in terms of the pattern of how elections have been done, then you will have a fair idea of what to expect."
The Niue Premier, Young Vivian