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The president of the Provincial Assembly of the Southern province of New Caledonia, Sonia Backès (left), speaks with the president, Louis Mapou, and the president of the Congress, Roch Wamytan, in Nouméa, May 23, 2024 .

After almost three weeks of Kanak revolt in New Caledonia, a gradual and steady motion to scale back tensions has begun. Under the impact of the huge deployment of regulation enforcement, who dismantled the roadblocks one after the opposite, and who introduced, Friday, May 31, that they’d maintain the bottom in Nouméa; but additionally by the need of pro-independence political leaders, surprised by the size of the violence which exploded on May 13.

The time is now for phrases, on every dam, in every tribe, in all of the provinces of New Caledonia, as earlier than the dialogue mission appointed by Emmanuel Macron, which exchanges with all potential political, financial and societal actors, since on May 23.

For the leaders of the events making up the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS), limitless inside political discussions and really lengthy subject work thus started. The FLNKS political bureau continued, Friday May 31, a gathering began three days earlier. The date of June 15 is talked about to carry a congress. This one might be essential for the unity of the motion and its engagement within the discussions led by the State on the subsequent standing of New Caledonia.

The stakes aren’t any much less for the sector motion coordination cell (CCAT), the group created by the Caledonian Union (UC)-FLNKS. The CCAT has fully overwhelmed its designers, however is now confronted with the acute radicalism of disadvantaged youth who don’t have anything to lose. Christian Tein, its supervisor, surveys the roadblocks and walks on a tightrope. To give beginning “a country, Kanaky”as this skilled UC political commissioner tells activists, “we will try to do the work step by step”.

Maintain the stress

After ordering its troops to permit New Caledonians to flow into once more in order that they’ll eat, heal and work, the CCAT intends to keep up stress on the FLNKS. “The State will divide us”, assured Christian Tein in a recording which circulated Tuesday May 28. Impossible for him to realize solely the suspension of the reform of the electoral physique, the item which served as a detonator of the anger. “I told the people at the Front that I would not be satisfied with that after seeing our young people wiped out and after we brought eighty years of colonial economy to its knees. »

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On the non-independence facet, arrows are additionally being launched towards Sonia Backès, the chief of the Loyalist group within the Caledonian Congress. It has radicalized its positions in current months, looking for votes to the proper of the proper. “We are elected by people who do not want to be independent”, she repeated on Friday throughout a press convention in Nouméa. In a discussion board at FigaroTuesday May 28, the previous Secretary of State ensures that “the separatists want to force the Caledonians to leave their country to recover it by force”. Qualifying the latter as “worthy descendants of the resistance [qui se sont opposés] to Nazi obscurantism »she states: “Barbarism takes one other kind in New Caledonia, however resistance stays. »

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