WORLD New Caledonia rejects independence from France: report

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New Caledonia rejects independence from France: report

AFP

19:01, November 04, 2018

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Supporters attend the closing meeting of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) campaign for a 'yes' to New Caledonia's independence from France in Noumea, on the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, on October 30, 2018. (File photo: VCG)

Partial results from an independence referendum in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia showed that a large majority of voters had opted to remain part of France, local media reported on Sunday.

With 70 percent of voting slips counted, 59.5 percent of people had rejected the proposition that New Caledonia become independent, television channel Nouvelle-Caledonie la 1ere reported.

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