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It is a draft constitutional regulation on New Caledonia critically amended, and towards the recommendation of the federal government, which was adopted on Tuesday April 2 by the Senate (233 votes for, 99 towards), in a solemn vote . The textual content expands the Caledonian citizens for the territory's subsequent provincial elections by 2025, an important vote on which the native parliament and the federal government of Nouméa, at this time led by the separatists, rely.

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The topic of the electoral physique, of which the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, has been pushing for reform for months underneath stress from loyalists, stays very delicate. The lists had been frozen by constitutional derogation in 2007 within the title of a coverage of rebalancing in favor of the Kanaks: the topic has been on the coronary heart of the Caledonian pact for the reason that Matignon agreements of 1988 between the native proper and the Kanak Liberation Front and socialist (FLNKS).

The Senate Law Committee, underneath the management of Philippe Bas and François-Noël Buffet, each members of the Les Républicains (LR) group, satisfied the centrists and the National Rally (RN) to help a number of amendments to loosen the timetable needed by the manager.

“We will make the mess”

Accused of “passage by force” by the left-wing oppositions, Mr. Darmanin hoped for a political settlement on the long run standing by 1er July, in addition to provincial elections by December 15 or postponed if essential till 2025, by decree. An modification eliminated this authorization from the regulatory energy, which tremendously irritated the Minister of the Interior – he underlined the “democratic risks” of not with the ability to maintain the elections initially scheduled for May 2024 inside an inexpensive time-frame. “We were unanimous in saying “no” to depriving Parliament of its prerogatives”insisted Mr. Buffet on Tuesday.

The Senate's solemn vote comes as political rigidity rises in Nouméa, towards a backdrop of the disaster within the nickel sector and the dearth of settlement on the long run standing of the territory, which has been underneath debate for 2 years. The two camps counted themselves by marching, block towards block, on March 28. The alternative for Sonia Backès, chief of the loyalists and former Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior, to say: “ The mess will be made by us if someone tries to step on us. »

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Monday, in Nouméa, the separatists mobilized massively against the reform. Calm orders had been issued. “The very electoralist speeches are a shame, this is valid for us too”indicated Tuesday Robertme Backès. Loyalists will display once more on April 13.

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