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Emmanuel Macron will go “this evening” to New Caledonia to arrange “a mission”, based on Prisca Thevenot, authorities spokesperson

“It was announced by the President of the Republic, in the Council of Ministers, that he will go there this evening to set up a mission there”mentioned Tuesday Mme Thevenot, throughout a press convention following the council of ministers. The president leaves “in a spirit of responsibility”added the spokesperson with out detailing the ” assignment “ talked about, nor specify how lengthy the top of state would keep on the archipelago.

Prisca Thevenot reiterated that “the return to order was the prerequisite for any dialogue”whereas an electoral reform contested by the separatists have to be validated “before the end of June” based on Emmanuel Macron, by the Congress bringing collectively senators and deputies. But “the executive continues (…) the construction of the political solution for the territory »she also said.

The extension of the state of emergency, decreed on Wednesday, “was not addressed” throughout this council of ministers, added the federal government spokesperson. “A return to calm is coming but the situation is not completely normalized, we are clear-headed, much remains to be done before returning to normal”she justified.

This distinctive scenario can’t be prolonged past twelve days with out submitting a textual content to Parliament. A potential extension would require a referral to the National Assembly and the Senate earlier than May 27.

The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, may have “additionally the chance to go [dans l’archipel]not instantly however within the coming weeks »specified Mme Thevenot whereas the Caledonian file has not been managed straight by Matignon since 2020 and three former prime ministers are pleading for it to be managed once more from Rue de Varenne.