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The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin introduced that the federal government and Corsican elected officers had reached settlement, in the course of the night time from Monday to Tuesday, on a draft “constitutional writing” offering for “the popularity of a standing of autonomy” of Corsica “within the French Republic”.

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The authorities and Corsican elected officers reached settlement on the night time of Monday March 11 to Tuesday March 12 on a draft “constitutional writing” offering for “the recognition of a status of autonomy” of the island “within the Republic”, introduced Gérald Darmanin.

This draft settlement, which obtained a “broad consensus” amongst elected officers, completes the “Beauvau process” initiated by the Minister of the Interior and can now be transmitted to the Corsican Territorial Assembly in order that it may possibly vote, Gérald Darmanin informed the press after a gathering lasting virtually 5 hours on the ministry.

The textual content “respects both the red lines set by the President of the Republic and myself, and also the time allocated” by Emmanuel Macron, a six-month interval supposed to finish on the finish of March and result in an settlement, underlined the minister.

Not “two categories of citizens”

The minister and the island elected officers current, together with Gilles Simeoni, autonomist president of the manager council of Corsica and Laurent Marcangeli, deputy of Corsica-du-Sud and president of the Horizons group within the National Assembly, notably discovered unanimous settlement on the primary paragraph of this “writing”.

“This constitutional writing provides for the recognition of a status of autonomy for Corsica within the Republic which takes into account its own interests linked to its Mediterranean insularity, to its historical, linguistic, cultural community having developed a singular link to his land”, says this primary paragraph.

Government and elected officers additionally agreed on the truth that “laws and regulations can be subject to adaptation” on the island, added the minister.

Gérald Darmanin assured that this textual content by no means offered for there to be “two categories of citizens” in Corsica. “There is no notion of people (Corsican) but of cultural community,” he defined, additionally ruling out any “resident status” on the island.

“We have moved towards autonomy” and “there is no separation of Corsica from the Republic”, summarized Gérald Darmanin. “The constitutional writing finally provides that voters registered on the electoral lists of Corsica be consulted on this project,” he assured.

After consulting the Corsican Assembly, “the President of the Republic will initiate constitutional reform, whenever he wishes”, continued the minister, recalling that the textual content have to be voted on by each chambers of Parliament in the identical phrases, then adopted by Congress by a three-fifths majority.

With AFP