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New Caledonia vote on independence from France sees big turnout – ABC News

Voters take to the polls in large numbers in New Caledonia for a referendum on whether to break away from France after nearly 170 years.

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Voters have taken to the polls in large numbers in the South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia for a referendum on whether to break away from France after nearly 170 years.

  • 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

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