New Caledonia: French Pacific territory rejects independence
BBC News --------- Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have rejected a bid for independence. Final results showed that 56.4% chose to remain part of France while 43.6% voted to leave - a tighter result than some polls had predicted. Turnout was about 81%. The vote was promised in a 1988 deal that put an end to a violent campaign for independence. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.