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The eight Corsican elected officers left kind of glad with their dinner at Place Beauvau, on the night time of February 26 to 27, on the finish of the method for the island's autonomy. “We are moving towards a consensusdeclared Gérald Darmanin, after 4.5 hours of fun. We were able to talk about an extremely concrete thing which is the constitutional writing which would allow the constitutional reform promised by the President of the Republic. » The Minister of the Interior, who noted “the absence of local consensus” on this topic, proposed to “jump in the pool” to hurry up the method; he had additionally sharply summoned Corsican elected officers, in an interview with Corsica-Morningon February 16, from ” conclude “.

Mr. Darmanin listed 5 factors which mark the draft textual content, beginning with the popularity within the constitutional bloc of the neighborhood of Corsica, outlined by a statute which takes under consideration the “specificities of the island community, historical, linguistic and cultural”.

The components follows the define of Emmanuel Macron's speech on the island, on September 28, 2023, and excludes “de jure” (by regulation) the notion of Corsican individuals, censored in 1991 by the Constitutional Council, through the “Joxe statute”. The textual content of Place Beauvau acknowledges “the Mediterranean insularity of Corsica” and “the community’s attachment to its land”, and it establishes the facility to adapt legislative and regulatory texts already outlined in 2002, however by no means utilized.

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The circumstances of a “normative autonomy of the assembly of Corsica” shall be fastened by a subsequent natural regulation which is able to decide its scope of software with, specifies Gérald Darmanin, “two safeguards”the Council of State and the Constitutional Council.

“A real framework”

Finally, island voters shall be consulted by referendum on this future standing, however the query of whether or not it could possibly be included within the Constitution by means of a title or a easy article (which is the selection of the Elysée) has not been determined.

The Minister of the Interior will summon the identical eight elected officers inside two weeks after which conclude the Beauvau course of by bringing collectively the strategic committee, made up of twenty Corsican representatives, to lastly transmit the challenge to the President of the Republic, who will start the constitutional revision. The doc will then go by means of the Senate and the National Assembly, which should vote on the textual content in the identical phrases, then acquire a three-fifths majority from the Congress, assembly in Versailles. The Corsican meeting may also need to ratify the strategy prematurely, throughout March.

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