Veteran Pro-Independence Kanaky Politician Dies

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Nidoïsh Naisseline was founder of Kanak Socialist Liberation party

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, June 4, 2015) – A veteran New Caledonian politician, Nidoish Naisseline, has died of cancer aged 69.

Naisseline, who was a hereditary high chief from the island of Mare, obtained a sociology degree in Paris.

While being an assembly member since 1977, he formed the pro-independence LKS party in 1981 and became the president of the Loyalty Islands province in 1995.

He was also a signatory of the 1988 Matignon Accords which ended a phase of civil unrest.

In 2004, he became the head of the domestic carrier, Aircal, and the transport commission of the territorial Congress.

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