New Caledonia's anti-independence camp has failed to agree on a single candidate for tomorrow's planned election of a new Congress president.
One group, made up of six members and calling itself Caledonian Republicans, has decided to nominate Gregoire Bernut.
This comes after a period of exhortation among loyalists to unite in view of next year's planned independence referendum.
A second group of loyalists has 23 members and includes the Caledonia Together Party, which is the dominant political force.
Its candidate is the incumbent Thierry Santa.
The pro-independence side is backing Roch Wamytan as its candidate for the Congress presidency.