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November 7, 1988 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
French voters Sunday approved a 10-year peace plan for the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, where white settlers and Melanesian separatists have been involved in a bloody ethnic conflict since 1984. Opposition political leaders charged that the record-low turnout for the referendum, which grants limited autonomy to the archipelago until a vote for independence scheduled for 1998, was a "slap in the face" to the Socialist government of Premier Michel Rocard.
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November 7, 1988 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
French voters Sunday approved a 10-year peace plan for the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, where white settlers and Melanesian separatists have been involved in a bloody ethnic conflict since 1984. Opposition political leaders charged that the record-low turnout for the referendum, which grants limited autonomy to the archipelago until a vote for independence scheduled for 1998, was a "slap in the face" to the Socialist government of Premier Michel Rocard.
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June 27, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the whites and Melanesians of New Caledonia, intractable enemies only a few weeks ago, signed an agreement in Paris on Sunday designed to restore peace to the troubled French archipelago in the South Pacific.
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June 27, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the whites and Melanesians of New Caledonia, intractable enemies only a few weeks ago, signed an agreement in Paris on Sunday designed to restore peace to the troubled French archipelago in the South Pacific.
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August 29, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The French South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, preparing for a referendum on independence next month, does not have the same racial terror and oppression as South Africa. But there have been enough hints of a parallel in recent television coverage and political rhetoric to make many French worried about what is going on there.
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September 14, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Almost everyone who voted in a special referendum in New Caledonia on Sunday rejected independence from France, but most Melanesians, the largest ethnic group on the South Pacific archipelago, boycotted the polls. Although many analysts had derided the referendum in advance as an exercise that will settle none of the racial and political problems of the territory, the French government hailed the results as a victory for democracy and for France.
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September 14, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Almost everyone who voted in a special referendum in New Caledonia on Sunday rejected independence from France, but most Melanesians, the largest ethnic group on the South Pacific archipelago, boycotted the polls. Although many analysts had derided the referendum in advance as an exercise that will settle none of the racial and political problems of the territory, the French government hailed the results as a victory for democracy and for France.
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August 29, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The French South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, preparing for a referendum on independence next month, does not have the same racial terror and oppression as South Africa. But there have been enough hints of a parallel in recent television coverage and political rhetoric to make many French worried about what is going on there.
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