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Guillaume Tabard: "October 17, 1961, the limits of a unilateral approach"


COUNTER-POINT - The commemoration of the bloody repression could have helped appeasement between France and Algeria.




Emmanuel Macron definitely has a taste for double-read words.

The one chosen to qualify the repression of the demonstration organized by the FLN on October 17, 1961 underlines the discomfort of the ridge lines.

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By affirming - by a press release and not in a speech, a significant nuance - that the

"crimes committed that night under the authority of Maurice Papon are inexcusable for the Republic"

, the Head of State went further than his predecessor, François Hollande, who, nine years ago, the first, had said:

"The Republic recognizes these facts with lucidity."

The Socialist President had recognized them, his successor qualified them.

But, since these facts are


there is therefore no apology to present today for what happened sixty years ago - and, a fortiori, no request for forgiveness -, unlike those, legitimate, presented to the harkis barely a month ago.

We can see a presidential skill.

Or at least a new expression

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Source: lefigaro

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