The French Polynesian president, Oscar Temaru, has confirmed that his party will contest the election in April and May.
Mr Temaru had earlier left it open whether the pro-independence Union For Democracy would contest the poll because he objected to the electoral system put in place by Paris.
He says while a small group wanted to boycott the election, an overwhelming majority was in favour of fielding a list.
The election will be held in two rounds to choose a territorial assembly for a five-year term.
The anti-independence camp last week saw a merger of small parties with the dominant force after the last election, the To Tatou Aia.
This group's leaders are in the main former members of the Tahoeraa Huiraatira party.