The leader of a small New Caledonian party has called for a rally in Noumea to protest against the political impasse.
The gathering is being organised by Stephane Henocque as the territory is in its third month without a properly constituted government.
The last administration fell in December when the Caledonia Together Party resigned from the collegial government.
Attempts to re-elect a president have failed in part because of disagreements within the dominant anti-independence camp.
The caretaker president, Cynthia Ligeard, is in Paris, reportedly for discussions with French government leaders about the political situation.