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The New Caledonian Referendum on Independence (Part 3): Key Issues

Robertson, Scott

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On 4 November 2018, eligible New Caledonian voters will participate in a referendum on whether the territory will become independent from France. President Emmanuel Macron made his first visit to the territory on 3–5 May and committed to respect the outcome of the vote, as did his predecessor François Hollande. His visit coincided with the marking of 30 years since the deaths of 21 people during a French military operation to rescue gendarmes taken hostage by pro-independence partisans on the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Scott
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-15T01:53:57Z
dc.date.available2018-08-15T01:53:57Z
dc.identifier.issn2205-7404
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/146400
dc.description.abstractOn 4 November 2018, eligible New Caledonian voters will participate in a referendum on whether the territory will become independent from France. President Emmanuel Macron made his first visit to the territory on 3–5 May and committed to respect the outcome of the vote, as did his predecessor François Hollande. His visit coincided with the marking of 30 years since the deaths of 21 people during a French military operation to rescue gendarmes taken hostage by pro-independence partisans on the island of Ouvéa in 1988. A year later, widely respected pro-independence leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou was gunned down while observing a commemoration for the 19 Kanak victims. Macron’s visit also coincided with the 20-year anniversary of the Noumea Accord, which consolidated peace and created New Caledonia’s present political institutions. Local political parties have long been focused on the upcoming vote. With less than six months until the referendum, this In Brief, building on Parts 1 and 2 (Robertson 2017, 2018), focuses on three major issues likely to feature in the vote: the economy, security, and citizenship and identity.
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dc.format.extent1 vol.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: Dept. of Pacific Affairs, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIn Brief (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2018/16
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dc.rightsThe permission to archive the paper was granted via email, archived in ERMS2253682
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/experts-publications/publications/6342/ib-201816-new-caledonian-referendum-independence-part-3-key
dc.titleThe New Caledonian Referendum on Independence (Part 3): Key Issues
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued2018
local.publisher.urlhttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f200673a99e8
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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