The French Polynesian president, Gaston Tong Sang, says he cannot see how the opposition's Oscar Temaru can form a majority based on his campaign to have French Polynesia re-inscribed on the UN list of territories to be decolonised.
Mr Tong Sang has told the Nouvelles de Tahiti newspaper that he wonders how such a re-inscription could lift French Polynesa out of its crisis.
This comes after apparent negotiations for a no confidence motion to oust Mr Tong Sang failed to produce the required 29-member majority.
Recent attempts by Mr Tong Sang to form a so-called stability pact until the 2013 elections have also failed.
He has said it is difficult to run the government without a majority.