in New Caledonia, “the worst time” for an electoral marketing campaign | EUROtoday

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Residents monitor the neighborhood to try to prevent vandalism in Mont-Doré, New Caledonia, June 10, 2024.

“For us, it’s the worst time for an electoral campaign”reacted on Monday June 10 in Nouméa the Renaissance deputy Philippe Dunoyer, member of Calédonie ensemble, the native social gathering of the average non-independence proper.

The day after the announcement by the President of the Republic of a name for legislative elections on June 30 and July 7, the identical evaluation for Nicolas Metzdorf, the opposite deputy from Caillou, member of the presidential majority, however political opponent of Dunoyer on the New Caledonian scene. “Campaigns always contribute to exacerbating tensions. President Macron looked at the legislative elections through a national prism, not caring about New Caledonia”declared the elected loyalist on the Nouvelle-Calédonie channel La 1D.

“We end up believing that the policy of emergency is Emmanuel Macron’s trademark but it is not a good thing and in the end, it is failure”additionally mentioned Jean-Pierre Djaïwé, the top of the Kanak Liberation Party (Palika, average element of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front), interviewed by The Caledonian News.

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Curfew nonetheless in impact

After a European election marked by an abstention of 86.87%, and as New Caledonia begins its fifth week of rebellion disaster, concern dominates. “The Caledonians have still not regained security and public freedoms, and the dissolution requires them to address a subject which is not their priority”, underlines Mr. Dunoyer. The violence, persistent even when contained, and the curfew, nonetheless in power from 6 a.m. to six p.m. till June 17, make it troublesome to carry public conferences. Discredited, many New Caledonian elected officers in native establishments, whether or not they’re separatists or loyalists, are additionally bodily threatened and worry going into the sphere.

While 80% of native exercise is on land, “with a government reduced to day-to-day business in Paris, the expected measures, very urgent for the New Caledonian economy and social protection system, risk being postponed”, provides MP Dunoyer. The assist measures for companies introduced final week by Bruno Le Maire had already been described as “window dressing” by the Federation of New Caledonian Industries. One in 4 workers have misplaced their job within the area. And the nickel mines are blocked. The head of native authorities, Louis Mapou, instantly requested a number of Pacific allied nations, from Australia to Japan, to financially assist the archipelago.

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