Macron Addresses Security in Riot-Stricken New Caledonia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced that security forces will stay in New Caledonia as needed, following deadly riots over a disputed electoral reform. He emphasized that the temporary state of emergency should not be extended and aims to resolve the crisis during his visit.

Reuters | Paris | Updated: 23-05-2024 05:51 IST | Created: 23-05-2024 05:51 IST
Macron Addresses Security in Riot-Stricken New Caledonia
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that security forces would remain in riot-hit New Caledonia as long as necessary, adding the state of emergency imposed in the Pacific island should not be prolonged.

Macron landed in New Caledonia on Thursday for a day of talks during which he will aim to turn the page on deadly riots triggered by a contested electoral reform.

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