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.
|Registered voters/turnout||174 995||80.6|
New Caledonia past election results
|The Rally–UMP (Front for Unity)||13,649||12.79||7||–6|
|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||–|
|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|
|Party of Kanak Liberation||2,053||1.92||1||–|
|Union for Building the Loyalty Islands||1,564||1.47||1||New|
|The Other Voice||939||0.88||0||New|