Polling winding down in Bougainville referendum

Young Upe men casting their votes in the Bougainville Referendum. Photo: Bougainville Referendum Commission

Polling is winding down in the independence referendum in Papua New Guinea’s autonomous region of Bougainville. The Bougainville Referendum Commission says that as of the end of Friday polling was 99 percent complete. Polling began last Saturday and is to run until the 7th of December, with the focus now turning to small, dispersed populations […]

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