The South Pacific island territory of New Caledonia voted to remain an administrative part of France after a national referendum held on November 4 saw 56.4% of the voters who participated in the referendum decide to maintain ties with Paris, which has ruled New Caledonia since the mid-19th century.
French President Emmanuel Macron described the vote as "a watershed" in the history of the French Republic and promised the Islanders a full dialogue on the archipelago’s future within France.

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