.mw-parser-output .hidden-begin{box-sizing:border-box;width:100%;padding:5px;border:none;font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .hidden-title{font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;text-align:left}.mw-parser-output .hidden-content{text-align:left}You can help expand this article with text translated from the corresponding article in French. (November 2018) Click [show] for important translation instructions. View a machine-translated version of the French article. Machine translation, like DeepL or Google Translate, is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. A model attribution edit summary is Content in this edit is translated from the existing French Wikipedia article at [[:fr:Les Républicains calédoniens]]; see its history for attribution. You should also add the template ((Translated|fr|Les Républicains calédoniens)) to the talk page. For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation.
Caledonian Republicans
Républicains calédoniens
PresidentSonia Backès
Honourable PresidentIsabelle Lafleur
Vice PresidentsSimon Loueckhote
Valérie Laroque-Daly
Alésio Saliga
Secretary GeneralsGrégoire Bernut
Philippe Blaise
Willy Gatuhau
Founded7 December 2017 (2017-12-07)
Split fromThe Rally
Headquarters5, Rue Lamartine Orphanage, Noumea
Economic liberalism
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationLa République En Marche! (2022–)
Seats in the Congress
7 / 54
Seats in the South Province
7 / 40
Seats in the North Province
1 / 22

The Caledonian Republicans (French: Les Républicains calédoniens; abbreviated LRC) is a liberal-conservative political party in New Caledonia. The party's founding congress was held on 7 December 2017 at Nouvata Hotel in the capital Nouméa, but its origins can be traced to a political group in Congress that split from The Rally on 18 July 2017.[2]


The Caledonian Republicans was formed in the days leading up to the 2017 French legislative election, after disagreements between candidates of The Republicans (represented by The Rally in New Caledonia). Members of the newly founded party criticized other anti-independence parties' economic and labour platforms and rallied under the leadership of trade unionist Sonia Backès.[3]


  1. ^ "Caledonian Republicans take campaign to Wallis and Futuna". Radio New Zealand. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ M. Sp., « Les Républicains calédoniens, seul parti vraiment loyaliste : naissance ce 7 décembre salle Venezia à 18h ! », La Tribune.nc, 7 December 2017 Archived 8 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  3. ^ Philippe Frédière, « Le camp Backès réclame l'"union sacrée loyaliste" », Nouvelles calédoniennes, 13 July 2017 (in French)