New Caledonia Party Calls For Protest Against Political Impasse

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French territory is in third month without proper government

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, March 6, 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.

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 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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