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A Kanak flag brandished in the middle of the road at Col de la Pirogue, in Païta, New Caledonia, June 4, 2024.

The police nonetheless can’t, and won’t succeed alone, in placing an finish to the unrest in Greater Nouméa, which has been within the grip of an revolt since May 13. This is the conviction of the progressives in New Caledonia, which incorporates Calédonie ensemble, the non-independence get together of the reasonable proper, led by Philippe Gomès and which incorporates in its ranks the deputy of the presidential majority Philippe Dunoyer.

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“The procedure relating to the draft constitutional law [élargissant le corps électoral] must be permanently discontinueddemands Caledonia together. The President of the Republic did not say it clearly enough, and some can exploit these ambiguities. » After seven deaths, 600 injuries recorded, 7,000 unemployed recorded and 1 billion euros in estimated damage, “what more is needed” to persuade Emmanuel Macron to desert his reform? This is the query raised by Mr. Gomès, Tuesday June 4, in Nouméa, throughout a press convention. It started with a minute of silence. “dedicated to all the victims of the insurrection, to Caledonians of all ethnicities and to the forces of law and order”.

On May 23, in Nouméa, the Head of State dedicated to “do not force your way” on its reform, with out uttering the phrase “withdrawal” anticipated by independence activists. Legally, the withdrawal of a tabled textual content is actually not doable – solely the Congress assembly in Versailles or a referendum can seal the destiny of the constitutional reform, argues the Elysée. The President of the Republic can’t, furthermore, again down too rapidly, particularly earlier than the European election on June 9, which guarantees to be very tough for his majority.

Far from “gradual return to normal”

But these quibbles can’t be understood in regards to the Caledonian dams, and the voluntary ambiguity of the manager fuels the anger, on the threat – everybody now realizes this after three weeks of revolt combined with city riots – of a complete collapse of New Caledonia.

Definitive suspension of the reform, abandonment, or announcement that there’ll by no means be a Congress: “There is a semantic Rubicon to crossinsists Philippe Gomès, this which can enable the FLNKS [Front de libération nationale kanak et socialiste] to facilitate the demobilization and delegitimization of teams [les plus radicaux] which proceed to trigger injury. » Member of the Renaissance group, Philippe Dunoyer voted for the reform increasing the electoral physique. But right now, the ultras of all sides dominate the disaster, and the parliamentarian has little question that abandoning the textual content is the one doable final result.

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