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New Caledonia Votes To Remain French Colony, But Indigenous Kanakas Smell Independence Of South Pacific Islands – OpEd

Eurasia Review Thursday, 8 October 2020
New Caledonia Votes To Remain French Colony, But Indigenous Kanakas Smell Independence Of South Pacific Islands – OpEdBy Kalinga Seneviratne

Voters in the South Pacific Islands French colony of New Caledonia have narrowly voted to remain with French rule, but indigenous Kanaks have been celebrating the outcome of October 5 vote as taking a step closer to independence. A third referendum needs to be held in two years' time under the Noumea...
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News video: New Caledonia rejects independence, will stay part of France

New Caledonia rejects independence, will stay part of France 03:45

Majority of voters choose to remain part of France, instead of backing independence, in second of three possible referendums.

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