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Lhe authorities welcomed on Friday the decline in violence in New Caledonia, now underneath a state of emergency, even when sure districts of Nouméa remained uncontrolled on the fifth day of the riots. “ The state of emergency has made it possible, for the first time since Monday, to return to a calmer and more peaceful situation in greater Nouméa, despite the fires in a school and two businesses,” welcomed the consultant of the State within the French territory of the South Pacific.

A mission of dialogue

However, the scenario stays worrying. The President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet and several other parliamentarians requested on Friday, throughout a gathering in Matignon in New Caledonia, a dialogue mission, in line with sources from Agence France-Presse (AFP). The elected officers additionally ask for the postponement of the convocation of the Congress, which should validate, earlier than the top of June, an electoral reform contested by the separatists, on the origin of an outbreak of violence.

“It is dialogue, and dialogue only, which will allow New Caledonian political actors to build a global agreement,” argued Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, supported by different parliamentarians. Ms. Braun-Pivet (Renaissance) thought-about that the convening of the Congress didn’t enable the circumstances for dialogue and appeasement and proposed “to push back the date”. The President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, additionally requested a dialogue mission, and raised the query of nickel, the financial coronary heart of the archipelago right this moment in disaster, which have to be a part of the discussions in line with him.

An investigation focusing on “sponsors » riots

The Nouméa public prosecutor's office has opened an investigation targeting “sponsors” of the riots which have shaken New Caledonia since Monday, including “certain members of the CCAT”, an independence collective implicated by the authorities, the public prosecutor announced on Friday. Yves Dupas.

Prosecutor Yves Dupas implicated “those who pulled the strings, those who used certain young people in a spiral of violent radicalization”.

Since Monday, this violence, essentially the most severe to have occurred in NewCaledonia for the reason that finish of the Nineteen Eighties, have left 5 useless, together with two gendarmes, and tons of injured, in line with the authorities.

In whole, P163 individuals have been taken into custody, of which 26 have been introduced earlier than the courts, in line with the prosecution. According to the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of New Caledonia David Guyenne, the violence “wiped out” 80% to 90% of the industrial distribution chain (shops, warehouses, wholesalers) within the metropolis.

These riots have already prompted harm price 200 million euros, in line with native estimates. The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire will convey collectively insurers “next week” in an effort to “guarantee rapid and fair compensation”.