The French Polynesian government assembly members have begun a sitting amid pressure to pass a development proposal ahead of President Gaston Tong Sang's planned visit to France next week.
The meeting began with a week's delay and amid a continued opposition boycott of the proceedings.
Last week, the opposition action prompted the government assembly members to consider electing a new assembly president to replace Oscar Temaru - a move whose legality was immediately questioned by the French high commission.
The high commission also urged Mr Temaru to bring forward the next sitting, warning that otherwise a court case could ensue.
Mr Temaru has now heeded the call and opened a sitting.
The government assembly members now need to push their proposal through the committees before the assembly can vote on it.