Pro-independentists strike a pose as they celebrate in the streets of Noumea, the New Caledonia’s capital, while waving the indigenous Malanesian flag called the ‘Kanak’ flag after official results gave 43.6 percent support for independence as part of the referendum, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence, election officials announced Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a full dialogue on the region’s future.
Pro-independentists strike a pose as they celebrate in the streets of Noumea, the New Caledonia’s capital, while waving the indigenous Malanesian flag called the ‘Kanak’ flag after official results gave 43.6 percent support for independence as part of the referendum, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence, election officials announced Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a full dialogue on the region’s future. Mathurin Derel AP Photo
Pro-independentists strike a pose as they celebrate in the streets of Noumea, the New Caledonia’s capital, while waving the indigenous Malanesian flag called the ‘Kanak’ flag after official results gave 43.6 percent support for independence as part of the referendum, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence, election officials announced Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a full dialogue on the region’s future. Mathurin Derel AP Photo

Voters in Pacific territory choose to keep ties with France

November 04, 2018 12:24 PM