NOUMÉA – New Caledonia vote Sunday in a referendum on independence from France. Approximately 175.000 inhabitants of the archipelago in the Pacific Ocean are allowed to vote. The strongest advocates for independence are the Kanaken, the original inhabitants. They are waiting for more than three decades on the referendum.
Live In total there are more than 280.000 people, including many immigrants from other states in the Pacific Ocean.
Studies show, however, that a majority against independence. According to these data, more than 60 percent of the New-caledonians sued for peace in favour of the archipelago by France. Some of the ’Caldoches’, such as the immigrants from Europe to be named, fearing unrest if they are Sunday to say no. France has the number of security forces on the archipelago increased.
The islands came in 1853 is in the possession of Paris and were initially used as gevangeniseiland. Live In total there are more than 280.000 people, including many immigrants from other states in the Pacific Ocean. The islands receive approximately a billion euro a year from Paris.
The last word
If the New-caledonians sued for peace Sunday, no voices, this does not, incidentally, that the last word on independence is said. According to the arrangements with Paris are allowed to 2024 two referendums on this subject be held.