The French president Emmanuel Macron says all the national political forces will have to draw up their vision of the future of New Caledonia.
On Sunday, just over 53 percent of New Caledonian voters opted for the status quo, but the pro-independence side said it would seek a third referendum.
He said if formally requested, he would organise it.
Macron also said all possible scenarios should be considered.
He said it will be necessary that the supporters of the 'Yes' agreed to consider the hypothesis and the consequences of the 'No' and that the supporters of the 'No' agreed to consider the hypothesis and the consequences of the 'Yes'.
The French prime minister Jean Castex said already before yesterday's the vote that he would meet New Caledonia's leaders as soon as practicable.