France: Corsican nationalists elect parliament members after sweeping election win

The separatist coalition Pe a Corsica elected the new members of the Corsican assembly in Ajaccio on Tuesday, after winning an outright majority in the second round of regional elections in Corsica on Sunday. Shortly after the ceremony, the newly-elected members of parliament framed a constitution of Corsica. Earlier, in an interview, Simeoni talked up the possibility of an independent state... Еще. «An unprecedented result that has a profound political significance, namely that it expresses the will of a majority of the Corsican people to engage in a present and a future of peace, construction and emancipation.» Pe a Corsica intend to achieve an equal recognition for the Corsican language along with French, acknowledgement of a specific Corsican residency status, and amnesty for convicts they consider to be political prisoners. Early elections were called, only two years after the 2015 territorial elections, as a result of Corsica becoming a single territorial collectivity.

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