16 Feb 2012

Fiji's Qarase uncertain about standing in 2014

1:38 pm on 16 February 2012

Fiji's ousted Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase is still to decide if he will stand in the 2014 elections.

Speaking to FijiLive, Mr Qarase said he has not made a decision yet because he is still focusing on other things.

A year after the coup, the Military Council said it would not allow Mr Qarase or his SDL party to come back into power.

The interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, said that to end the coup culture, Mr Qarase and his former cabinet should not be allowed to return to power.