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In a letter despatched to the Caledonians, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron requested, Tuesday, “the firm and definitive lifting of all dams” within the South Pacific archipelago, in a context nonetheless tense by the riots born of the reform electoral vote rejected by the separatists.

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The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron requested, on Tuesday, “the firm and definitive lifting of all roadblocks” in New Caledonia and “the condemnation of violence without pretense” in a letter despatched to Caledonians.

“The situation in which New Caledonia has been reduced by a few remains unacceptable and those who encouraged it will have to answer for their actions,” wrote the pinnacle of state who visited the positioning on May 23.

Recalling that he determined to not convene a Congress to undertake the constitutional electoral reform venture on the origin of the May riots, the president calls “for the constitution of a new Caledonian social contract”.

“This dialogue should naturally focus on the nature of the links that will be forged with France, links that unite without hindering, links of mutual solidarity,” he wrote.

“It always takes more time to build than to destroy. But patience is always the condition of hope,” he concludes.

An indication of a really sluggish return to regular after 5 weeks of unrest, faculties reopened on Monday, as did Nouméa worldwide airport, whereas the entry into power of the nighttime curfew was postponed from 6 p.m. to eight p.m.

But, in its streets, the capital of the French territory of the South Pacific nonetheless bears the marks of violence: burned buildings, together with faculties, roadblocks of separatists, counter-blockades of non-independenceists…

With AFP

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