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New Caledonia rejects independence from France, votes ‘no’ in referendum – ABC News

The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia votes against independence from France in a referendum on whether to break away after nearly 170 years.

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The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia has voted against independence from France in a referendum, full provisional results showed.

  • A referendum two years ago saw New Caledonia voters reject independence from France
  • Independence supporters want to reclaim all sovereign powers from France to New Caledonia
  • The Pacific territory has remained COVID-19 free, while France is one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe

The overseas ministry said results show 5…

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