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Exploring the Kanak Vote on the Eve of New Caledonia's Independence Referendum

Pantz, Pierre-Christophe; Robertson, Scott


The referendum of self-determination in New Caledonia will take place on 4 November 2018. Sought by the pro-independence cause since the 1980s, successive political agreements —Matignon-Oudinot in 1988, then Noumea in 1998 — have pushed the referendum back 30 years. As the referendum approaches, the outcome remains uncertain. What is certain is that the indigenous Kanak population, which numbers some 40 per cent of the population, will play a major role in determining the outcome. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2018
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f20015618f38
Access Rights: Open Access


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