French Polynesia's pro-independence opposition Union For Democracy says it will not yet nominate a candidate for next month's French Senate race.
It has told the local daily newspaper that it won't make a nomination as long Gaston Flosse is president.
Flosse has been told by France's highest court to vacate his political offices as part of a sentence for corruption, but the French government has decided to allow him to stay while he is seeking a presidential pardon.
The territory has two seats in the Senate, which have been held by the Union For Democracy's Richard Tuheiava and the Tahoeraa Huiraatira's Flosse.
They won't seek re-election.
Last week, the La Depeche de Tahiti reported that in the past year Flosse was the only Senate member not have done a single day's work.