A second vote on who should be the new Vanuatu President has failed to achieve the support of two-thirds of the electoral college, which is made up of the 52 MPs in the parliament.
The Chief Justice, Vincent Lunabeck, has ordered the electoral college to reconvene at 4pm this afternoon.
Of the 16 candidates, Tallis Obed Moses, a long-serving pastor of the Presbyterian Church, dominated the second vote, garnering 27 of the 52 votes.
Former prime minister, Maxime Carlot Korman, who had led after Monday's first vote, was second this morning with 14.
Our correspondent said most of the other candidates got no votes.