What is the reform of the electoral physique, set off of tensions in New Caledonia? Understand in three minutes | EUROtoday

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Forty years after the quasi-civil conflict of 1984-1988, New Caledonia has plunged again into an episode of violence since May 13. One of the primary causes for this widespread anger is identical as that which triggered the violence of the Eighties: the definition of who has the appropriate to vote to determine the way forward for New Caledonia.

Because this Pacific archipelago, colonized by France in 1853, is torn between the loyalists, primarily European, and the separatists, largely from the indigenous Kanak individuals. So that folks, primarily European, who had arrived only a few months or years in the past, couldn’t affect the essential selections of the archipelago, a so-called “special” electoral physique had been arrange for sure votes.

In this video, we return to this particularity, ratified by the historic agreements of Matignon (1988) then Nouméa (1998). We additionally clarify the contours of the brand new constitutional reform, at the moment being mentioned in Parliament and already adopted within the National Assembly on May 15, which plans to switch the standards.

To discover out extra concerning the deterioration of dialogue between the French state, loyalists and separatists, you can see beneath an account of the three years which noticed political consensus dwindle in New Caledonia.

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