“We are with you for moral support in relation to everything that is happening at the moment,” explained the President of French Polynesia, Moetai Brotherson, on social networks. Moetai Brotherson explained that these events were foreseeable and could have been avoided. I would like to express my support for all New Caledonians, Kanaks, non-Kanaks and the Polynesian community who live in this great land that has welcomed them at different times,” he said in a very solemn tone.

Moetai Brotherson makes himself available

Moetai Brotherson concluded his speech by offering to act as an intermediary or mediator in the broken dialogue between the State and the independence fighters. “If there is a need for us in French Polynesia to act as mediators, we are at everyone’s disposal”. 
The pro-independence and non-independence parties are at loggerheads over the issue of the electorate. The independentists do not want the electorate to be unfrozen. They do not want people from mainland France who have only recently arrived in New Caledonia to be able to vote.

The riots of the last few days have been caused by young people, often minors, who do not listen to the pro-independence political leaders. This is one of the reasons why the problem is so complex.