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New Caledonia rejects independence from France in referendum

SBS Sunday, 4 October 2020
The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia voted against independence from France for the second time in as many years, a provisional final count showed. A surprise "yes" vote would have deprived Paris of a foothold in a region where China is expanding its influence, and dented the pride of a colonial power whose reach once spanned large parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
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News video: New Caledonia votes 'no' to independence from France

New Caledonia votes 'no' to independence from France 01:21

The referendum that marks a milestone in a three-decade decolonization effort.

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