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La France insoumise MP from Paris, Danièle Obono, during debates on the constitutional reform providing for the unfreezing of the electorate in New Caledonia, at the National Assembly, May 14, 2024.

The day after an evening of rioting and the vote on the constitutional invoice modifying the electoral physique for the provincial elections on the finish of 2024, the oppositions took the measure of the catastrophe, Wednesday May 15, every in their very own means. At the danger of creating it a topic of pure nationwide politics, left and proper are splitting into anticipated blocs. On the aspect of the fitting and the acute proper, who voted for the constitutional invoice, it’s the demand for the fast restoration of order which prevails. The left is demanding, for its half, the withdrawal or suspension of the textual content, the definitive abandonment of a congress in Versailles, thought of dangerous to dialogue, and is indignant on the penalties of a “passage by force”.

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In the morning, on Franceinfo, the president of the Les Républicains (LR) group within the Senate, Bruno Retailleau, known as “the State to seize the tools of authority which make it possible to restore public order” and drew on the Gaullian lexicon to say that“there can be no dialogue in the bitch”. More discreet, the chief of the deputies of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, who didn’t converse within the Hemicycle Tuesday night, requested on the social community given “the seriousness of the violence”. LR Senator from New Caledonia, Georges Naturel welcomed the proclamation of the state of emergency within the Senate, paying tribute to the gendarme who died on Wednesday, who, he stated, “paid at the price of his life for the defense of the Republic”.

From left to proper, everybody is looking on the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, to take cost of the New Caledonian file – till then entrusted to the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin –, like a number of of his predecessors, notably the socialists Michel Rocard and Lionel Jospin, respective architects of the Matignon agreements of 1988 and the Nouméa agreements in 1998, and even Edouard Philippe, the final tenant of Matignon to have taken up the difficulty. “This file should not leave the historic office of the PM [premier ministre], will you finally make a personal commitment, will you finally go to New Caledonia? »launched, during the government questions session, the president of the socialist group in the Senate, Patrick Kanner.

“Return to the weapons of the colonizers”

In the National Assembly, after having defended the withdrawal of the textual content through the night time, Jean-Victor Castor, deputy (Democratic and Republican Left, GDR) of Guyana, questioned the federal government's accountability for the violence. “The worst has happened. In New Caledonia, there are now deaths. We all knew that this risk was major and yet, despite all our calls for withdrawal, you wanted to complete this process”he informed Gabriel Attal, throughout inquiries to the federal government.

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