The main opposition party in French Polynesia says it wants a majority in the assembly but not change the government.
There is intense lobbying in Papeete ahead of tomorrow's election of a new assembly president.
Two ministers, one of whom is serving a suspended jail sentence for corruption, have resigned in a move that could deprive the ruling coalition of its majority.
The communications director of the opposition Tahoeraa Huiraatira, Yves Haupert, says initial talks are aimed at installing a new assembly but a no-confidence motion is not on the agenda.
"It is possible as a second step. The Tahoeraa wants only to have a new majority in the assembly, actually we don't want to change the government."