New Caledonia fails to elect president

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New Caledonia’s new 11-member government, which was elected this morning, has failed to elect a president. None of three candidates – Thierry Santa, Gilbert Tyuienon or Jean-Pierre Djaiwe – could secure the minimum six votes needed. This means that the old government, which was led by Philippe Germain, will remain as a caretaker administration.

Earlier today, the Congress elected the 11 ministers from four party lists, reflecting their relative strength in Congress.

The anti-independence Future with Confidence coalition has five ministers, the two pro-independence lists have combined five ministers and the anti-independence Caledonia Together party has one seat.

The French High Commission is expected to call a fresh meeting of the 11 ministers within two weeks for another attempt to elect a president for the five-year term.

 

Source: (RNZ PACIFIC) PACNEWS

 

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