There has been a long delay in starting today's French Polynesia's assembly sitting - the first since a new government was formed last week.
But members have begun discussing a French proposal to change French Polynesia's electoral system - the fourth such change planned by Paris since 2004.
No unified stance has been adopted yet and one day remains before a reply has to be submitted.
In a departure from convention, the sitting was initially chaired by the vice-president of the executive, Antony Geros, as the assembly is still to fill the vacant post of assembly president.
The post was held by Oscar Temaru who co-signed a motion addressed to himself last month which, on passing, made him the new president of the executive.
A fresh election of an assembly president is due on Thursday Tahiti time.