New Cale­do­nia re­jects in­de­pen­dence from France: re­port

Tehran Times - - WORLD IN FOCUS -

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 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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