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Rémi Bastille, Eric Thiers and Frédéric Potier, the three senior civil servants members of the “mediation and work mission” in New Caledonia appointed by Emmanuel Macron, here in Nouméa, May 23, 2024.

We received't do it once more. While he was being urged from all sides to arrange a transpartisan dialogue mission, made up of political negotiators, Emmanuel Macron selected to take to the Caillou, on May 21, three senior officers unknown to most of the people: Eric Thiers, considered one of his ex-advisors, Frédéric Potier, advisor to former Prime Minister Manuel Valls (2014-2016), and Rémi Bastille, prefect of Doubs. Determined to display, when it was very strongly urged that he ship his former prime minister Edouard Philippe, that he can be the one policy » capable of resolving this crisis.

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Of the three senior civil servants, Eric Thiers, 54, is the closest to the head of state, and also the most experienced. A fine jurist and convinced republican, this specialist in the work of Charles Péguy, who has headed the office of the Minister of National Education, Nicole Belloubet, since February, is leading the mission. In the years 1990-2000, he was an administrator of the National Assembly, notably in the law committee. “I owe him my greatest successes in the Chamber”confides a former president of this fee.

Director of the workplace of the Secretary of State in command of relations with Parliament Roger Karoutchi (2007-2009), initially of Nicolas Sarkozy's five-year time period, he was one of many architects of the 2008 constitutional revision. Special advisor in command of constitutional problems with the Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet in 2017, he was appointed State Councilor in 2019, then Secretary General of the High Commission for Planning in 2020 alongside François Bayrou, with whom he’s shut. Member of the scientific committee of the abroad chair of Sciences Po, he joined Emmanuel Macron's cupboard in September 2022, as an establishments and public motion advisor, the place he was one of many architects of the institutional reform which put the fireplace, in latest days, in New Caledonia.

“Great composure”

Frédéric Potier, 44, just isn’t arriving in unknown territory both. This enarque (Simone Veil promotion, 2004-2006) initially from Pau started his profession as head of the political affairs and public liberties workplace of the abroad ministry throughout the Sarkozy five-year time period. In 2012, he joined the workplace of the President of the National Assembly Claude Bartolone, as advisor in command of constitutional affairs, the inside and abroad. Then, in 2014, the workplace of Prime Minister Manuel Valls, as abroad advisor. A place that he retained with Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve till 2017.

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