New Caledonians poised to cast long-awaited vote on independence from France

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting, following a government reshuffle the day before, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France September 5, 2018. Ludovic Marin/Pool by Reuters

NOUMEA, 02 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRANCE24) – New Caledonia, an idyllic French island territory in the southwestern Pacific, votes Sunday on whether to seek full independence from Paris. Thirty years in the making, Sunday‚Äôs referendum will call 174,154 voters to the polls to test the appeal of remaining a part of France, a vector of state […]

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