Agence France-PresseMarch 22, 2013 02:00
Fiji's military leader Voreqe Bainimarama confirmed for the first time Friday that he will stand in elections scheduled for the Pacific island nation next year.
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," Bainimarama 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."