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New Caledonia rejects independence from France: full referendum count

FILE PHOTO: A French flag flutters in the sky over the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia voted against independence from France in a referendum on Sunday, full provisional results showed.

The ‘no’ camp won 53.26% of the vote, a narrower margin of victory than in a previous referendum in 2018.

Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Richard Lough and David Goodman

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