A Solomon Islands lawyer says the country could face a political impasse if independent MPs and unregistered political parties decide to field their own prime ministerial candidates.
Negotiations on the formation of possible coalitions are now underway in Honiara.
The High Court has ruled that only registered parties can form governing coalitions but some independents have appealed the decision, claiming it is their constitutional right to nominate a candidate.
Charles Ashley, who is also the general secretary of one of the registered parties, the People's Progressive Party, says a political impasse is likely if independents go ahead with their plan.
"And we would be urging our Governor General as the Head of State. If our leaders cannot put their acts together, if they decide to nominate an independent candidate. We believe that it is within the powers given to our Governor General to reject such nomination."