Five political parties in New Caledonia have been authorised to campaign in the November referendum on independence from France.
The French High Commission announced the names approved by the commission overseeing the process of the plebiscite.
There are three anti-independence parties: the Caledonian Republicans, the Rassemblement and Caledonia Together.
On the pro-independence side, the recognised parties are the Caledonian Union/FLNKS and the National Union For Independence.
These five parties can be reimbursed for their campaign expenses.
Opinion polls suggest a majority will vote to stay with France.
In the last independence referendum in 1987, the pro-independence camp boycotted the vote and more than 98 percent rejected independence.