In the overseas region of France will hold a referendum.
In the overseas region of France New Caledonia on Sunday, November 4, will hold a referendum on independence.
According to opinion polls, the vast majority of residents intend to vote against independence, according to RFI.
New Caledonia is an archipelago of dozens of Islands in the South Pacific ocean, 15 thousands of kilometers from Paris. He became part of the French Empire in 1853.
Since 1998, it is administrative-territorial formation of France. According to Umasikini agreements signed this year to 2018 in New Caledonia must pass the referendum on the status of the territory.
According to the decision of the Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe, the inhabitants of the archipelago will need to answer the question: “do you Want to New Caledonia has obtained full sovereignty and became an independent state?”.
To participate in the referendum can 174 thousand to 268 thousand inhabitants of the archipelago. The right to vote are primarily the indigenous peoples of New Caledonia, and all who had a 10-year residency requirement at the time of signing agreements Nemaska 1998.
According to recent polls, more than 60% of those eligible participate in the referendum are going to vote in favor of maintaining a unified French state.
According to the agreements of 1998, in the case of the defeat of the supporters of independence in the first referendum, they will have the opportunity to initiate two similar referendum before 2022.
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