Electoral reform in New Caledonia is suspended, says French President Macron

French President Macron gives a press conference after calling snap parliamentary election

PARIS (Reuters) - France has suspended a planned electoral reform in its overseas territory of New Caledonia which triggered civil unrest on the Indo-Pacific archipelago last month, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.

"The constitutional project on the electorate in New Caledonia has been suspended," Macron told reporters.

(Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhout; Editing by Gareth Jones)