Another French Polynesian assembly member has decided to quit the once dominant anti-independence Tahoeraa Huiraatira party of Gaston Flosse.
Patricia Amaru issued a statement, saying she is leaving because her work for the party has not been recognised.
She is to join the bloc led by president Edouard Fritch.
Her departure comes only days after another Tahoeraa politician Gilda Vaiho-Faatoa quit to become an independent.
The two defections have culled the number of Tahoeraa members since the election from 38 to 14.
Tahiti-infos said another two members were also poised to leave Flosse's party.