The French Polynesia Assembly's new majority coalition has voted to schedule the election for a new president of the territorial government for Friday.
The decision was made after the assembly elected a new speaker by a 29-28 vote yesterday morning.
The Assembly also had to negotiate a technical hurdle posed by the new opposition.
The fight for the presidency will pit Oscar Temaru against the President Gaston Flosse.
Mr Temaru stands to become French Polynesia's first pro-independence President.
Antony Geros, was elected speaker of the assembly yesterday, confirming the new majority coalition.
Mr Flosse, meanwhile, took a seat in the assembly's opposition benches for the first time since 1987.