Rabuka no longer leader as Fiji's Sodelpa tries to move forward

The Elections Office has announced the party's main leadership positions have lapsed, and are now vacant.

The former coup leader and prime minister took the Sodelpa party into the 2018 election, and wanted another go in 2022.

But under the party's constitution, the leader must abdicate the position if it loses an election.

On Wednesday, Mr Rabuka called for his position to be advertised so he could apply to become leader again.