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Emmanuel Macron, the President of New Caledonia, Louis Mapou (second from left), and the President of the Congress of New Caledonia, Roch Wamytan, following a meeting with elected officials and local representatives of the New Caledonia, in Nouméa, May 23, 2024.

Lhen the President of the Republic slipped, Thursday May 23, throughout his lightning go to to New Caledonia, throughout a closed-door alternate with New Caledonian personalities, that he might “go to the referendum” on the thawing of the citizens, “since there is a conforming vote of the two assemblies”, incredulous elected officers couldn’t assist however chortle within the residence of the High Commissioner of the Republic. They believed in a kind of provocations of which this head of state together with his fertile creativeness is accustomed. So once they learn this identical proposal on the web site of the Parisian Saturday May 25, the identical folks fell from their chairs. To get out of the disaster, Emmanuel Macron truly threatened to place the way forward for Caledonians within the arms of the French.

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Philippe Gomès, president of Caledonia ensemble (average fraction of anti-independenceists), confesses in a press launch this Sunday a “moment of amazement” upon studying the article from Parisian. “Stuck by a country in an insurrectional situation that we had announced to it a long time ago, stuck by a Parliament which, from LFI [La France insoumise] to the RN [Rassemblement national] via President LR [Les Républicains] of the Senate and President Renaissance of the National Assembly, said that he would not vote for this reform, the president would consider a final escape… a national referendum. This perspective is nonsense,” asserts the previous deputy from New Caledonia.

Historical nonsense, as a result of we’d be asking the French to resolve the query of the Caledonian citizens exterior of any native consensus, and in opposition to the spirit of the Matignon (1988) and Nouméa (1998) agreements: the Caledonian folks would resolve whether or not or not it positive factors independence, however the French folks would resolve on the Caledonian citizens.

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Political nonsense, as a result of there could be a robust likelihood that the French, very far faraway from Melanesian points, would communicate out for or in opposition to Emmanuel Macron. Gold, “in the current state of the presidential popularity rating, and the probable cataclysmic result of the presidential list in the European elections, we can expect a massive no to the question asked”predicts Philippe Gomès. “If I were a Kanak separatist, I would say “chick” to the president, as a result of solely those that wish to sanction the president would vote”smiles Jean-François Merle, advisor to Michel Rocard for abroad in the course of the negotiation of the Matignon agreements, who judges the proposal “mind-boggling”. Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls denounces, in a press launch, “a political and historical mistake!” »

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