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Emmanuel Macron during a security and defense council, at the Elysée, May 20, 2024.

It's all the time the identical methodology. On New Caledonia as on different topics, Emmanuel Macron, in a rush for a number of months to “move forward”, has adopted a modus operandi of his personal to vote on the modification of the electoral physique, contested by the separatists: giving a negotiation time for loyalists and independentists; set a deadline for them to achieve an settlement, “before the end of June” ; within the absence of settlement inside this era, re-appropriate the topic to resolve. “Go through force”denounce many specialists from New Caledonia.

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The latter have alerted the Head of State for a number of months, asking him to “give time to time”, because of the eruptive local weather that has reigned on the archipelago because the third referendum on independence, organized in December 2021. In useless. Just as he refused on the time to postpone this referendum as a few of the separatists demanded, Emmanuel Macron now refuses to grant a brand new deadline for the vote on the constitutional invoice modifying the citizens on the Caillou.

Officially due to the subsequent provincial elections, which might wait till fall 2025. Unofficially due to the Olympic Games… “New Caledonia is a land where you have to do things slowly, not enter into sudden phases of accelerationobserves Dominique Bussereau, former president of the parliamentary mission to New Caledonia. There has been an acceleration recently that could have waited until the fall. »

“Negotiating with a gun to your head”

Calendar blackmail is something that has never worked » in New Caledonia, approves Jean-François Merle, advisor to Michel Rocard for overseas territories during the negotiation of the Matignon agreements on the archipelago in 1988. “The non-independence activists, who obtained what they wanted with the “thaw” of the citizens, what curiosity have they got in reaching an settlement? None ! And for separatists, it's known as negotiating with a gun to your head. This will not be a technique! »denounces the professional to the Jean Jaurès Foundation.

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Emmanuel Macron usually makes use of this ultimatum technique. During the examination of the “immigration” invoice, which was the topic of a movement to reject it within the National Assembly, the Head of State determined, on December 12, 2023, to refer the textual content again to joint committee (CMP), in place of a brand new studying in every of the 2 chambers, on the grounds that the textual content should succeed ” before Christmas “. A means of constraining your individual deeply divided majority.

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