Emmanuel Macron has threatened to “go to a referendum” on the disputed electoral college reform

Emmanuel Macron has threatened to “go to a referendum” on the disputed electoral college reform

Ludovic Marin/AFP Emmanuel Macron, who was here on May 24 in Noumea, said he was ready to put the disputed reform of New Caledonia's electoral college to a national referendum.

Ludovic Marin/AFP

Emmanuel Macron, who was here on May 24 in Noumea, said he was ready to put the disputed reform of New Caledonia's electoral college to a national referendum.

Policy – high pressure. Emmanuel Macron said he was ready to put the disputed reform to unfreeze voters in New Caledonia to a national referendum, especially if local elected officials fail to agree among themselves on the issue, in an interview with the British newspaper The Sun. Parisian Released on Saturday, May 25.

“I can go to the referendum at any time” Emmanuel Macron argued for this reform, which had already been adopted by the Senate and then the Assembly, recalling, however, that his initial desire was for New Caledonia's elected officials to agree on “A global agreement that would enrich the text that Parliament has already voted on.”.

Macron does not want a “strong passage”

The President of the Republic made the announcement during his visit to Noumea on May 22 and 23 in the context of a revolution “exclude” a “Forcible passage” Electoral reform is the root of the riots.

Emmanuel Macron had also given a deadline for “ A few weeks “ In order to reach, once calm returns, this agreement, which must integrate the issue of voters, at the end of a day of meeting with all parties, extremist loyalists, moderates and separatists.

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On the other hand, he categorically ruled out a return to the three self-determination referendums, all of which, in 2018, 2020, and 2021, resulted in Sudan’s victory. ” no “ To independence. The result of the third ballot is still disputed by separatists who, in the midst of the Covid pandemic, called on their forces to boycott it.

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