6 Mar 2015

Rally called against New Caledonia impasse

2:40 pm on 6 March 2015

The leader of a small New Caledonian party has called for a rally in Noumea to protest against the political impasse.

The gathering is being organised by Stephane Henocque as the territory is in its third month without a properly constituted government.

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Photo: AFP

The last administration fell in December when the Caledonia Together Party resigned from the collegial government.

Attempts to re-elect a president have failed in part because of disagreements within the dominant anti-independence camp.

The caretaker president, Cynthia Ligeard, is in Paris, reportedly for discussions with French government leaders about the political situation.

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