Emmanuel Macron’s Minister of the Interior to be heard at the UN on the future of New Caledonia.

Gérald Darmanin is to be heard by the C24 Special Committee on Decolonisation. “The situation in New Caledonia is currently tense. On 2 April, the Senate approved the draft constitutional amendment on the enlargement of the electorate. The text provides for all native New Caledonians to be able to vote in local elections. The controversial issue concerns the length of residence in New Caledonia required to qualify for the vote. The pro-independence parties are opposed to this ten-year period. On Saturday 13 April, two major demonstrations will be held in the centre of Nouméa. One by loyalists, the other by independentists.