Fiji's military coup-installed government has announced the draft constitution will be released for review at the end of the January and should be completed by March.
In a joint press-conference broadcast live to people of Fiji on Thursday, the country's President and Prime Minister announced the final constitution will be released in time to prepare for democratic elections in 2014.
Fiji's President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, said the new constitution should enforce the principles of democracy and promote opportunities for all Fijians.
"We cannot, as in the past, allow unelected people to make decisions for the rest of the general public," Mr Nailatikau said.
Mr Nailatikau said it was "critical" that the constitution upheld the "fundamental principles of democracy, good governance, accountability, human rights and transparency."
Mr Nailatikau criticised the draft of the constitution that was released last week, the preparation of which was led by Chairman of the Constitution Commission, Professor Yash Ghai.
"It [the draft] has unfortunately, perhaps, succumbed to the whims of the few who have had an interest in perpetuating divisions within our society," Mr Nailatikau said.
He criticised the Ghai draft for being "very bureaucratic" and said the institutions it would create would require a "very bureaucratic structure."
However, Mr Nailatikau highlighted several positives of the Ghai draft, including provisions on social and economic rights, good governance and accountability and independence of the judiciary.