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Gabriel Attal attends a meeting with the liaison committees on the situation in New Caledonia, in Matignon, Paris, May 17, 2024.

The burning situation of New Caledonia is now on Gabriel Attal's desk. Order of Emmanuel Macron. The Prime Minister, who arrived in Rue de Varenne in January, had, till now, saved a long way from the affairs of the archipelago, that are identified to be very complicated.

But the tenant of Matignon isn’t the kind “to slip away”, guarantee these round him, the place we describe a head of presidency who has fallen right into a type of seriousness in latest days. The conflagration in Nouméa, attributable to the examination after which the vote in Parliament, Wednesday May 15, of the draft constitutional revision of the electoral physique of the archipelago, led the President of the Republic to place the younger tenant on the entrance line from Matignon.

Here is the previous authorities spokesperson required to re-establish, alongside the Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories, Gérald Darmanin, a dialogue with the independence and loyalist representatives of New Caledonia.

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“The government is in charge, the Prime Minister and Gérald”we congratulate ourselves on the Elysée, the place we dream of rapidly resuming negotiations to be able to finalize the reform. “The idea is to move forward quickly”we are saying on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the place we appear to disregard the pleas of specialists calling to keep away from any haste on this abrasive situation.

By imposing Gabriel Attal on the entrance of the New Caledonian scene, Emmanuel Macron is making an attempt to restore certainly one of his errors. While the file has at all times been managed by Matignon, the Head of State had made the selection, since 2020 and the departure of Edouard Philippe, to entrust it to his abroad ministers, Sébastien Lecornu then Gérald Darmanin .

The Prime Minister hardly is aware of the Caillou

Heard on the National Assembly between April 30 and May 2, the three former prime ministers, Manuel Valls, Jean-Marc Ayrault and Edouard Philippe, nervous in regards to the evolution of the state of affairs in New Caledonia, had demanded that the Rue de Varenne takes over the file. A query of ” memory ” and of ” tradition ” for the Kanaks, explains Manuel Valls mockingly, on the France 5 channel, on May 16, ” the new World [dont se réclament les macronistes] who wants to change everything ».

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But, there’s a however. Gabriel Attal, 35 years outdated, hardly is aware of the Caillou the place he has by no means set foot. The former authorities spokesperson was not but born when the Matignon Accords have been signed in 1988, placing an finish to 4 years of quasi-civil struggle. He has “the knowledge that a prime minister has four months after joining Matignon”, in response to his colleagues, fills his gaps by operating via interviews, conferences and cellphone calls with the consultants on the file. Alain Christnacht, former advisor to Lionel Jospin in the course of the Nouméa settlement (1997-2002), notably spoke on Thursday with Gabriel Attal's cupboard. Friday midday, it was Edouard Philippe who had lunch with the Prime Minister. Manuel Valls ought to quickly be invited in flip.

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