New Caledonia independence referendum Elections 2018 Live Updates

Last Modified: November 14, 2018 at 7:17 am

New Caledonia independence referendum Elections 2018 Results Voting Live

New Caledonia  election Dates 2018

New Caledonia election Date: 4 November 2018

An independence referendum will be held in New Caledonia on 4 November 2018. Voters will be given the choice of remaining part of France or becoming an independent country. The government and authorities in Metropolitan France have stated that they will recognise and abide by the results of the referendum. If the motion fails, New Caledonians will have opportunities to vote again in 2020 and 2023 if one-third of the local assembly decide so.


New Caledonia election Voting Live 2018 

1. New Caledonia sets date for an independence referendum.

2. New Caledonia sets date for the independence referendum.

3. New Caledonia Labour Party opts out of independence referendum.


Electoral system of New Caledonia

A prior referendum had taken place on 13 September 1987, with 842 people (1.7%) voting for independence and 48,611 people (98.3%) voting to remain a part of France. Many pro-independence groups, such as the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front, boycotted the vote. The participation had thus been 59.10%.

According to the Nouméa Accord, a New Caledonian independence referendum must be held by the end of 2018.


 New Caledonia Results 2018

 

Provisional results issued by the French government indicated that 56.4% of the votes cast were in favour of maintaining the territory's current status against 43.6% for independence: a tighter margin of victory than polling had forecast and commentators had expected.

Choice Votes %
For 60,573 43.6
Against 78,361 56.4
Invalid/blank votes 2,165
Total 141,099 100
Registered voters/turnout 174 995 80.6

 


New Caledonia  past election results 

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Caledonia Together 24,863 23.31 13 +8
The Rally–UMP (Front for Unity) 13,649 12.79 7 –6
Caledonian Union–FLINKS 13,602 12.75 9
Union for Caledonia in France 12,539 11.75 6 New
Build Our Rainbow Nation 12,289 11.52 6 New
National Union for Independence 8,876 8.32 6
Labour Party 3,678 3.45 1 –2
National Front 2,706 2.54 0 0
One Province for All (in coalition with Caledonia Together) 2,561 2.40 2 New
North Province Agreement (in coalition with Front for Unity) 2,191 2.05 1 New
Convergence Country 2,190 2.05 0 New
Party of Kanak Liberation 2,053 1.92 1
Aboriginal Dynamic 1,566 1.47 1 New
Union for Building the Loyalty Islands 1,564 1.47 1 New
The Other Voice 939 0.88 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,410
Total 106,650 100 54 0
Registered voters/turnout 152,457 69.95
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