New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement has lodged a proposal in the Congress to make the Kanak flag the territory's official flag.
This comes amid a political dispute over the choice of flag which has resulted in four governments collapsing in less than two months.
The FLNKS now wants a law to elevate the traditional pro-independence flag to the new flag.
This comes as a group advocating the creation of a new New Caledonian flag has called a fresh rally tomorrow in support of its cause.
The Noumea Accord on greater autonomy calls for among other things, a new flag, hymn and bank notes to express the territory's identity as it is being decolonised.
However, France last year accepted a compromise by the accord signatories which wanted the joint use of the Kanak and the French flag.
Among those seeking a new flag are people who have been opposed to any recognition of the Kanak flag.