referendum

DP 2021/03 Uncertainties as New Caledonia Prepares for Its Final Independence Referendum

France’s decision to hold the third and final independence referendum in New Caledonia under 1998 Nouméa Accord provisions on 12 December 2021 means that on that day, the Accord expires, along with

IB 2020/31 The Role of Social Media in New Caledonia’s Referendums on Self-determination

The French Pacific collectivity of New Caledonia has held two referendums on its political status under the 1998 Noumea Accord, on 4 November 2018 and 4 October 2020.

WP 2020/05 Self-Determination and Electoral Geography in New Caledonia: Political Stasis or Independence?

Only six months after the first referendum on selfdetermination on 4 November 2018, New Caledonians were invited to vote in provincial elections on 12 May 2019.

DP 2020/02 Preparing for the Referendum: Research into the Bougainville Peace Agreement Telephone Information Hotline

In late 2019, the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea voted in a referendum that offered two choices: greater autonomy or independence.

Another vote for independence: New Caledonia's second referendum on self-determination

The French Pacific dependency of New Caledonia will hold a second referendum on self-determination in September 2020. A meeting this month in Paris between the French government, the independence movement Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) and leaders of anti-independence parties has agreed to another vote on New Caledonia’s political status under the Noumea Accord, following the November 2018 referendum which saw an unprecedented 43 per cent vote for independence.

IB2018/07 The New Caledonian Referendum on Independence (Part 2): The Vote

This In Brief outlines the main aspects of the referendum on independence in New Caledonia, officially called the ‘consultation on the exit of the Noumea Accord’.

IB2017/40 The New Caledonian Referendum on Independence Part 1: Historical Origins

In November 2018, the territorial community of New Caledonia will determine whether to become an independent state or remain under French sovereignty. With less than one

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