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LTensions persist in New Caledonia. In response to the violent riots which have damaged out within the territory since Monday, President Emmanuel Macron organized a protection council for Monday at 6:30 p.m. “on monitoring the situation in New Caledonia” the place the riots have left six lifeless in six days, introduced the Élysée on Sunday night.

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The President had already led a protection council on Wednesday, targeted on this abroad territory, the place he had determined to declare a state of emergency. Another council adopted on Thursday, after which the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, introduced the sending of police and gendarmerie reinforcements. On Friday, the top of presidency acquired parliamentary leaders from all sides in Matignon for an “exchange” on the disaster, the place the query of a attainable extension of the state of emergency was notably raised.

The violence has already left six lifeless, the newest on Saturday afternoon, a Caldoche (Caledonian of European origin) in Kaala-Gomen, within the northern province. The different 5 lifeless are two gendarmes and three Kanaks (natives), within the Nouméa metropolitan space.

“Republican order will be restored, whatever the cost,” insisted Louis Le Franc, the High Commissioner of the Republic in New Caledonia. “The firmness instructions have been passed,” added the Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories, Gérald Darmanin, in a message on X.

Preventing a “civil war”

To regain management of an insurrectional scenario, the manager gave precedence to clearing the highway between Nouméa and La Tontouta worldwide airport, situated about fifty kilometers northwest of the Caledonian “capital” and closed to business flights.

On Sunday, the Caledonian authorities introduced that center and excessive colleges would stay closed till May 24 inclusive all through the territory. Schools within the southern province will hold their doorways closed all week.

The constitutional reform, which ignited the powder, goals to increase the citizens within the provincial elections of New Caledonia, on the threat of marginalizing “even more the indigenous Kanak people”, based on the separatists. It was adopted by the deputies, after the senators, in the course of the night time from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Overseas, the presidents of a number of executives (Réunion area, division of Guadeloupe, native authorities of Martinique and Guyana) and practically twenty parliamentarians have requested the “immediate withdrawal” of the reform to forestall a “war civil”.

This textual content should nonetheless be voted on by parliamentarians assembly in Congress earlier than the top of June, until an settlement on a worldwide textual content between separatists and loyalists is reached by then.