A constitutional lawyer and international electoral expert, Dr Andrew Ladley, says there are challenges ahead for the new electoral system planned for Fiji.
The new constitution has done away with multiple constituencies in favour of one covering the whole country and fifty MPs are to be elected via a multi-member open list system of proportional representation.
He says the pendulum has moved away from a carefully engineered system to make sure all Fiji's groups are represented.
"It's swung dramatically back the other way to say let's see what happens out of politics and it's going to be extremely interesting to see a what the people of Fiji vote for and b how the then elected leaders set about constructing their own attempts to ensure that no community is left out and everbody feels that they have a stake in it without the consequences of constitutional breakdown."
A constitutional lawyer and international electoral expert, Dr Andrew Ladley.