Congress of New Caledonia
Congrès de la Nouvelle-Calédonie
Roch Wamytan, UC
since 24 May 2019
|Pro-independence bloc (29)
Anti-separatist bloc (25)
|Mixed member proportional representation (D'Hondt method)|
|12 May 2019|
|1 Boulevard Vauban, Nouméa, New Caledonia|
The Congress of New Caledonia (French: Congrès de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), a "territorial congress" (congrès territorial or congrès du territoire), is the legislature of New Caledonia. It has 54 members who serve five-year terms, selected proportionally based on the partisan makeup of all three assemblies of the provinces of New Caledonia with a 5% threshold. The congress is headquartered at 1 Boulevard Vauban in downtown Noumea. Local media in New Caledonia refer to the congress as "boulevard Vauban" when referencing it.
The political parties, aside from naturally being split based on socioeconomic ideological differences, are split along hard-line stances on possible New Caledonian independence from France. Both independentists and its opponents subscribe to various socioeconomic ideologies so the difference of opinion is usually rooted in favouring either Kanak nationalism, New Caledonian separatism and independence as opposed to French nationalism and New Caledonian regionalism.
|Future with Confidence||18||+5|
|National Union for Independence||9||+2|
|Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front||6||+2|
|Kanak Socialist Liberation||1||+1|