Rift widens between New Caledonia’s pro-French and pro-independence parties

New Caledonia's pro-independence Union Calédonienne's spokesman Gilbert Tyuienon (centre) speaks to the media during a press conference PICTURE LNC Photo: LNC

Rift widens between New Caledonia’s pro-French and pro-independence parties | RNZ News

9:48 am on 8 March 2024 

One of the main components of New Caledonia’s pro-independence FLNKS umbrella, the Union Calédonienne (UC), says it now has suspended all discussions with two pro-French parties until further notice.

These are the Rassemblement and les Loyalistes.

Public broadcaster NC la 1ère reported the bone of contention is a series of recent comments made by pro-French politicians from those parties, after a UC-organised demonstration in downtown Nouméa turned violent.

This occurred during French home affairs and overseas minister Gérald Darmanin’s visit to New Caledonia.

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