French President Macron puts New Caledonia voting reform bill on hold

24 May 2024
2024-05-24 16:07

French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to New Caledonia on Thursday and spent the day trying to find a way to end more than a week of riots.

He held a news conference in the capital Noumea on Friday and said, for now, he will not force through the legislation that sparked the unrest. Macron added that, the violence will come to a stop and that a general agreement between people in the South Pacific territory will have "moved forward in a month.

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