The Political Parties Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosure Decree says all new and existing political parties must be registered within 28 days and have five thousand signatures - where is Frank Bainimarama's party and will it register?
The new decree also stipulates that no-one holding a position in the RFMF, police, government boards can be members of a political party.
If Bainimarama is to launch a party (otherwise how will he and regime members engage in the elections and secure seats in the new Parliament), then he will have to resign as commander of RFMF.
Will he do this - or will he ascend to the all powerful position of president and someone else front the party?
As already noted above, all new and existing parties will have 28 days to register from this Friday, when the decree comes into force.
According to the decree the names of political parties also have to be in English and have a membership of five thousand.
Furthermore, two thousand of them have to be from the Central Division, 1,750 from the Western Division, one thousand from the North and 250 from the Eastern Division.
Previously, political parties needed just 180 members to be able to register and numbers certainly weren't dictated.
The decree also says each party needs to have a branch office in each division and five people are required to register the party. The cost? Just over five thousand dollars.
It also restricts public officers, including union executives from starting a party and political party funding restrictions for all organizations including companies, unions and NGOs.
And as already detailed, anyone who has been convicted of an offence for a period of six months or more in the last five years cannot be a party official.
Political parties will also not be allowed to accept donations from overseas governments, local companies or even NGOs - they are expected to survive on membership fees.
Independent candidates are not excluded from the decree - they are required to declared their assets, in Fiji and elsewhere in the world.
As it did with the draft Constitution, the regime is not leaving anything to chance and is eliminating every potential hurdle to ensure its elections go the way it wants it to.
Unfortunately for the regime, it gives itself away with every decision it makes and every draft it burns.