A fresh attempt to elect a president in New Caledonia has again failed.
The French territory has had a caretaker administration since August and ministers were summoned again today to ensure New Caledonia had a properly constituted government ahead of key referendum talks in Paris.
The only candidate, Philippe Germain, was again unsuccessful in getting majority support from the 11-member government.
Only five members voted for him.
The government will remain as a caretaker administration and Mr Germain remains as caretaker president.