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In our daily report of the campaign for the legislative elections in New Caledonia, who to ally with in the National Assembly? What are the expectations of Caledonians on the environment, the portraits of Alain Descombels and Jérémy Simon and a zoom on the elections in Polynesia and for the French living in Australia, on D-6 of the first round on the Caillou.

Another long weekend to beat the countryside. After having towed in the markets and other garage sales or chained public meetings, the candidates for the legislative elections are entering the final stretch. Sunday, June 12, voters are called to the polls for the first round.

At the end of the election, there will be 577 deputies to sit in the National Assembly, including those elected from overseas. Which group should you join when you are a Caledonian deputy? Answer with Medriko Peteisi.

To form a group in the National Assembly, a minimum of fifteen deputies are required and a political declaration signed by its members must be submitted to the presidency. Caledonia having only two deputies, it is impossible to meet these conditions.

Our elected officials can however sit at the Palais-Bourbon by choosing not to join any group, they will then be defined as “non-registered”. This was the case for the first Kanak deputy, Roch Pidjot, elected in 1978 – he will then be related to the Socialist Party, from 1981.

Another possibility, do like Jacques Lafleur the same year and sit with a group with a national dimension. He joined the RPR, the Rally for the Republic of Jacques Chirac.

This is what our current deputies, Philippe Dunoyer and Philippe Gomès of Caledonia together, have also done. Elected in 2017, they sit in the National Assembly under the centrist UDI and independent label. The political groups bring together the deputies according to their political affinities. They are formed at the beginning of the legislature and can change over the course of five years.

World Environment Day was celebrated on Sunday and a question arises. What place does the subject occupy in the legislative campaign? If the theme often seems to come up in the programs, Cédrick Wakahugnème asked Fabienne Bourdeau, from the Environmental Initiation Center and Sylviane Chevaux, certified Bio Pasifika farmer, for their expectations:

They have already slipped a ballot into the ballot box. In Polynesia, 42% of voters voted on Saturday for the first round of legislative elections. A week before everyone else, for logistical reasons.

In the end, the three constituencies of the fenua will experience the same duel in the second round: the Tapura, support of President Macron, against the Tavini, with pro-independence tendencies. The second round will take place on Saturday, June 18.

Other voters, Sunday, the French from abroad. Including our compatriots settled in Australia, who form the eleventh constituency. Among our neighbors, the turnout was 27.95%, of the 98,853 registered, only 28,013 people went to the polls. Anne Genetet (38.14%) and Dominique Vidal (24.78%) are qualified for the second round, which will take place on Sunday June 19.

He is running for the second time in the legislative elections. Aged 68, Alain Descombels is the candidate of the National Rally in the second constituency. His journey with Malia-Losa Falelavaki.

Alain Descombels was born on November 6, 1953 in Aix-en-Provence. Business manager, settled permanently in New Caledonia since 1986, he is the owner of several stores on the Caillou and of an international purchasing center in China. At the origin of the FPME Federation of small and medium-sized enterprises, he became its president in 1999.

In politics, Alain Descombels was active in the RPCR, he is one of the founding members of the Avenir Ensemble, in 2004, then of Calédonie ensemble, in October 2008. Elected to the Congress from 2004 to 2009, responsible for the economic affairs of the southern province, he is at the head of Promosud then at the financing and development company of the southern province.

It was during this period that he wrote two books with the president of the university: What economy for New Caledonia? and The shadow of the crisis. Alain Descombels is running in the 2017 legislative elections as a diverse right-wing candidate, in the first constituency. It leads to the 2019 provincials the only list of the National Rally, in the South Province. He embarked again in the race for deputies, still a candidate for the RN, but in the second constituency. His alternate is Ursula Haoa.

At almost 36 years old, Jérémy Simon, is labeled Les Patriotes, a party founded by Florian Philippot after his departure from the National Front, in September 2017. He is a candidate for the legislative elections for the first time, in the first constituency. Let’s discover his portrait with Medriko Peteisi.

He became known in particular during the Covid pandemic, in the last two years, through the antivax protest. Jérémy Simon was born on August 19, 1986, he is seeking a place in the National Assembly for the first time.

The one who left school without a baccalaureate now co-manages a gutter company and he is also a freelancer. Activities that do not prevent him from investing in areas where he feels useful to society: the fight against vaccination, for example, which will lead him to embark on the legislative elections.

Defining himself as a man of the people and not a politician, Jérémy Simon explains that he wants to put more equality and impartiality within the institutions. If he towed voluntarily, years ago, for the Future in Confidence, this disappointed with our local and French institutions considers that politicians today are businessmen in disguise. His alternate is Mickaël Tordjman.

Gérard Reignier and Marie-Pierre Goyetche were on Sunday at the Unia tribe in Yaté. Nearly 200 people came to listen to the FLNKS candidates in the second constituency.

Find, below, the report by David Sigal and Lina Waka-Ceou:


Philippe Dunoyer was at the Moselle market in Nouméa on Sunday for the distribution of leaflets. In the digital age and environmental issues, Mirna Kilama asked him about the relevance of this practice.

Find his response below:


Joël Kasarhérou and Michèle Homboé met with the Diversité Nouvelle-Calédonie association on Monday:

Pascale Lafleur was also at the Moselle market on Sunday:

Jérémy Simon and his team were on the ground:

Wali Wahetra and Fidèl Malalua went to the Soleil squat on Monday in Nouméa:

Nicolas Metzdorf traveled the roads for three days:

Véronique Pagand traveled to Dumbéa:

  • At 9 a.m., Muneiko Haocas, at the Au Pitiri hall, in Koné.
  • At 3 p.m., Pascale Daly, running mate of Pascal Lafleur, meets animal friends, Magenta beach. Return young people, at 6 p.m., to the electoral office, in Nouméa.
  • At 6 p.m., Wali Wahetra and Fidèl Malalua, at the Maison des Syndicats, in the Vallée-du-Tir.
  • At 6:30 p.m. Michèle Homboé at the Gaïa gite, in Dumbéa. Morning in the Deep South.

NC la 1ère is mobilizing on TV, radio and on the web to bring the legislative campaign to life in New Caledonia:

  • Thursday, June 9, at 8 p.m., TV debate between candidates from the second constituency. Are invited: Alain Descombels, Nicolas Metzdorf, Gérard Reignier and Thierry Santa.
  • At 6:30 a.m., campaign newspaper in the morning radio.
  • Shortly after 7 o’clock, guest of the morning special legislative radio. Tuesday, place at Around 7 p.m. on weekdays, publication on the site of the digital campaign newspaper. Virginia Ruffenach.
  • At 7:30 p.m., campaign news in the television news, except Thursday, with the culture page. This Tuesday, Nicolas Metzdorf is the guest.
  • This week, modules #onvousanswers with questions from Internet users to candidates.

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