New Caledonian independence referendum, 1987
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An independence referendum was held in New Caledonia on 13 September 1987. Voters were given the choice of remaining part of France or becoming independent. Only 1.7% voted in favour of independence.
By a vote of 325 to 249, the French Parliament passed a law on 15 April 1984 on holding an independence referendum in New Caledonia. However, the French government rejected the involvement of UN observers. Independence movements including the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front boycotted the referendum.
Do you wish New Caledonia to remain in the French Republic, or do you wish to become independent?
|Source: Direct Democracy|
- New Caledonia (France), 13 September 1987: Status Direct Democracy (German)