French Polynesia's new government says it won't raise taxes next year as it has begun recrafting the 2010 bugdet after last month's change of government.
The government of Gaston Tong Sang says it has prepared 63 amendments to the budget that had been discussed under the leadership of his predecessor, Oscar Temaru.
Details are yet to be released but reports say the economic crisis is likely to lead to an eight percent cut in the ministries' budgets.
The assembly met two days ago after the new majority boycotted the previous day's sitting because of disagreements over how the acting assembly president had been handling proceedings.
When he regained the presidency, Mr Tong Sang promised to finalise the budget before the end of the year.