Uncertainty continues in French Polynesia over whether a majority can be formed ahead of tomorrow's planned election of an assembly president.
None of the three lists in last week's early territorial election won a majority and talks between the two mainly pro-autonomy groups to agree on a power sharing arrangement have failed.
This comes amid continued top-level contacts between the Tahoeraa Huiraatira leader, Gaston Flosse, and the pro-independence Union For Democracy of Oscar Temaru.
Candidates for tomorrow's vote have yet to be nominated.
The French government, which ordered the early election under a new electoral system, has been urging a reconciliation among pro-autonomy politicians.
Attempts to get Union For Democracy assembly members to defect have so far failed.