Macron suspends the controversial census reform that began the revolts in New Caledonia | EUROtoday

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The French president, Emmanuel Macronintroduced this Thursday that it’s suspending the controversial electoral roll reform that started 12 days in the past with the revolt of independence supporters within the abroad territory of New Caledonia, leading to six deaths and “colossal” materials harm.

“After having listened to everyone, I have committed to ensuring that this reform does not come into force in the current context. We are going to give ourselves a few weeks to resume the dialogue with a view to a global agreement,” Macron informed the press at finish of your categorical go to to the archipelago, situated 17,000 kilometers from France.

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Macron thought of it an indispensable situation “the lifting of pickets and blockades” by younger pro-independence supporters in order that the political events concerned can sit down and speak, in reference to the pro-French and pro-independence events.

“When we have verified that these blockades have actually been lifted, political dialogue must be resumed immediately, along with the launch of a mediation mission,” defined Macron, who will consider these advances in a month.

The “new global agreement” desired by the president should embody a number of factors, amongst them the reform of the electoral roll – a difficulty that unnerves the Kanak independentists as a result of its extension is taken into account to be detrimental to them -, a plan to make the economic system much less depending on the nickel and “the question of a vote of self-determination”, of which he didn’t give additional particulars.

This world settlement, Macron mentioned, should be subsequently put to the vote of the residents of New Caledonia.