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The reasonable loyalist motion in New Caledonia requested Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to take away the “ambiguities” and “officially” finish the process for the constitutional reform undertaking, the vote in Paris firstly of April triggered the anger of independence, in addition to riots and blockades within the archipelago.

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Officials of the reasonable non-independence occasion Caledonia Ensemble declared, Tuesday June 4, that Emmanuel Macron needed to “officially” file the top of the process for reforming the electoral physique, to hope to place an finish to the unrest which has shaken New Caledonia since three weeks.

The loyalist motion considers attainable a de-escalation in three levels with a view to placing an finish to the blockages and violence which have punctuated the South Pacific territory since May 13, in response to a constitutional reform contested by the separatists.

First step proposed: the President of the Republic acts “officially the end of the procedure of the constitutional reform project”, declared Philippe Gomès, one of many leaders of Caledonia collectively, at a press convention.

This chief considers that it is a “prerequisite” to “facilitate demobilization on the ground”, whereas “the State fails to restore order despite the unfailing commitment of the security forces. order”, roughly 3,500 law enforcement officials and gendarmes.

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The second stage, the return to order and peace, will solely be attainable with the removing of “ambiguities” in regards to the draft constitutional legislation, concerning which Emmanuel Macron indicated that there can be “no of forceful passage” but in addition not of “going backwards”.

This scenario permits “instrumentalization” by “the ultra branch” of the independence camp, decide Philippe Gomès. However, “we must ensure that this branch no longer has a political base to legitimize what it does,” he provides.

According to the chief of Caledonia collectively, these first two levels are supposed to re-establish the middle of gravity of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS), in competitors on the roadblocks by the Field Action Coordination Cell (CCAT). And thus restore the arrogance of separatists within the State to – third step – “initiate political discussions (which) have still not started”.

Otherwise, Caledonia collectively warns of the danger that “the situation becomes long-term”. “The basis is consensus. There is no other basis. One camp will not prevail over the other,” believes Philippe Gomès.

Partial resumption of business flights

Meanwhile, industrial flights to and from La Tontouta worldwide airport, in New Caledonia, will partially resume from Wednesday, illustrating the sluggish return to calm on the archipelago regardless of the persistence of quite a few blocking factors. independentists.

“Starting tomorrow, Wednesday June 5, Aircalin will gradually resume part of its long and medium-haul commercial flights,” the native airline introduced on Tuesday, info confirmed to AFP by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. trade of New Caledonia, supervisor of the platform.

This “partial resumption” issues a “lightened flight program which will remain in force until a return to a normal situation”, nonetheless specifies Aircalin.

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Among the difficulties are the curfew in pressure not less than till June 10 and the scenario on the RT1 highway from Nouméa to the airport, which was one of many essential hotspots of the riots and stays troublesome to cross. .

As the terminal continues to be not accessible from the south of New Caledonia, an air bridge will likely be set as much as transport passengers and their baggage between La Tontouta and the Magenta aerodrome, situated within the district of the identical identify in Nouméa, specifies the airline.

Trapped manhole

Furthermore, on Tuesday, a gendarme was injured “in the legs” by falling right into a “trapped manhole” in Dumbéa, close to Nouméa, introduced the general public prosecutor within the territory, Yves Dupas.

The gendarme fell into the manhole whereas strolling on branches positioned “on top in order to hide the opening” of the manhole, which had been eliminated, he stated.

With AFP