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23 Sep 2018 | 01:44 AM UTC

New Caledonia: Independence referendum on November 4 /update 1

New Caledonia News Alert

Independence referendum to be held throughout New Caledonia on November 4; demonstrations possible in the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Noumea). COUNTRY/REGION New Caledonia

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Event

A referendum will be held throughout New Caledonia on Sunday, September 4, to determine the territory's relationship with France.  According to the latest polls, the motion to oppose the independence had a significant lead. Nevertheless, demonstrations remain possible in New Caledonia, especially in Nouméa, in the coming weeks.

Context

According to the 1998 Nouméa Accord, an independence referendum would have to be organized by the end of 2018.

Advice

Individuals in New Caledonia are advised to keep abreast of the sociopolitical climate and avoid all protests and political rallies as a precaution.

 

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