Macron welcomes New Caledonia referendum result with ‘gratitude’

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    French President Emmanuel #Macron said on Sunday he was grateful to New Caledonian voters for rejecting #independence from #France. Macron welcomed the result of a referendum in the South Pacific French territory with a “deep feeling of gratitude”, he said in a speech from the Elysee palace, after more than 53 percent of voters rejected breaking away from France.

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    In This Story: New Caledonia

    New Caledonia is a French territory comprising dozens of islands in the South Pacific. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and marine-life-rich lagoon, which, at 24,000-sq.-km, is among the world’s largest. A massive barrier reef surrounds the main island, Grand Terre, a major scuba-diving destination. The capital, Nouméa, is home to French-influenced restaurants and luxury boutiques selling Parisian fashions.

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