Bougainvillean independence referendum, 2019

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The Government of Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Government have agreed to set a target date for an independence referendum for 15 June 2019 in Bougainville.[1]


According to the Bougainville Peace Agreement, a referendum which includes the option of independence must be held at the latest by 2020. Australian Strategic Policy Institute analyst Karl Claxton said there is a wide expectation Bougainville will vote to become independent.[2]

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  1. ^ "Bougainville and Papua New Guinea set target date for independence referendum". ABC News. 2016-05-23. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  2. ^ Australian Associated Press, "PNG leader apologises to Bougainville for bloody 1990s civil war", 29 January 2014