MAINTENANCE. Before the opening of discussions on a statute of autonomy, the nationalist president of the executive council of Corsica goes around the subjects that annoy.
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What does he really want for Corsica? Since taking over as president of the executive council in 2015, nationalist Gilles Simeoni has claimed “full right and full exercise” autonomy for the island. Re-elected twice with an absolute majority, after having put an end to his coalition with the separatists, he intends to undertake a new relationship with the State, at the dawn of Emmanuel Macron's new five-year term. Autonomy? This question, which has plagued nationalists for decades, is no longer a taboo at the top of the state. Urgently dispatched to the island in mid-March to try to restore calm, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, told Corsican elected officials: “We are ready to go as far as autonomy. After five years of tumultuous relations