The French Polynesian opposition is poised to deposit a motion of no confidence as the ruling coalition is struggling to agree on a revised budget.
The leader of the Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party, Gaston Flosse, had demanded a change to the budget proposal in apparent defiance of his colleagues which prompted fears of a possible collapse of the three month-old government.
Today's debate didn't cover the investment issues and an opposition assembly member, Sabrina Birk, says her side may seek to deposit a no confidence motion as early as tomorrow.
"If they are divided on certain points and they show that there is no longer a majority then we will probably take advantage of that to deposit a 'motion de censure'. We're just observing what is happening."