1958 New Caledonian legislative election
On 18 June 1958 a protest march was led by right-wing opposition CNRS leader Georges Chatenay, who claimed elections held under universal suffrage were unfair and the new government was placing a financial burden on property owners. Over the next three days, armed members of the CNRS set up roadblocks and detained Assembly members. Supporters of Lenormand attempted to hold a demonstration in Nouméa on 21 June, but were banned from doing so by Governor Aimé Grimald.
Lenormand and his cabinet were subsequently dismissed by Grimald, who took on executive powers.
Voter turnout was around 73%, up 10 percentage points on the previous elections.
|Source: Jean Le Borgne|
Following the elections, Lenormand formed an eight-member government, offering two of the portfolios to the opposition.
After Henri Lafleur was elected to the French Senate in 1959, he was replaced by Roger Pêne. When Rock Pidjot and Jean Le Borgne were appointed as ministers, they were replaced by Évenor de Greslan and Gope-Laguise Iekawé. Dick Ukeiwé resigned from the Congress on 30 May 1961 and was replaced by Wandrerine Wainebengo who was next on the party's list.
- Same System, Mixed Result: Common Roll Use In Elections In French Pacific Territories Pacific Islands Monthly, January 1959, p14
- Governor's Action Saves N. Caledonia From Civil War Pacific Islands Monthly, July 1958, pp17–18, 145–147
- New Governing Body for New Caledonia Pacific Islands Monthly, August 1957, p164
- New Caledonia Goes To The Polls Pacific Islands Monthly, December 1958, p131
- Jean Le Borgne (2005) Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1945-1968: la confiance trahie, Harmattan, p228
- La composition Congress of New Caledonia