France’s New Caledonia policy labelled a ‘catastrophe’

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A leftwing candidate in the French presidential race Jean-Luc Melenchon says the outcome of New Caledonia's independence referendum is a catastrophe. He held a news...

Reports Sovaleni has garnered noble backing in Tonga PM race

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Tongan voters will shortly find out who their new prime minister will be, with nominations closing today. There are two candidates for the MPs to...

New Caledonia referendum result rejected

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New Caledonia's pro-independence umbrella organisation says it doesn't recognise the legitimacy and validity of the third and final referendum on independence from France. The statement...

Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Committee preliminary statement on New Caledonia referendum

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The Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Committee to New Caledonia observed the 2021 New Caledonia referendum on independence held on 12 December 2021. It deployed to...

New Caledonia faced with uncertainty over Noumea Accord exit

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A law professor in Noumea says New Caledonia is now faced with a period of high uncertainty, be it political, economic or institutional. Mathias Chauchat...

Massive referendum boycott highlights ongoing division in New Caledonia

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By Nic Maclellan Provisional figures in the New Caledonia referendum on self-determination show an overwhelming No to independence. But this result only comes from...

New Caledonia to hold tense final vote on independence from France

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The Pacific territory of New Caledonia goes to the polls on Sunday for a third and final referendum on independence from France with campaigning...

Pacific NGOs and movements call on France to defer referendum vote to 2022

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A coalition of Pacific civil society organisations (CSO) and movement leaders, has called on the French Government to postpone the third independence referendum in...

The ‘gals’ behind Samoa’s first woman PM

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By Megha Mohan and Yousef Eldin There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world,...

Urgent appeal filed with French Court to postpone New Caledonia referendum

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Lawyers of the petitioners demanding the postponement of the auto-determination referendum of New Caledonia on 12 December has filed an urgent appeal at the...

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