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French Matignon Accords referendum, 1988

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French Matignon Accords referendum, 1988

A referendum on the Matignon Accords on New Caledonia was held in France on 6 November 1988.[1] The accords were approved by 80% of voters, although turnout was just 36.9%.[2] In New Caledonia it was approved by 57% of voters.[3]


Choice Metropolitan France New Caledonia Total
Votes % Votes % Votes %
For 9,714,689 80.0 29,286 57.0 9,896,498 80.0
Against 2,428,089 20.0 22,066 43.0 2,474,548 20.0
Invalid/blank votes 1,638,803 4,584 1,657,659
Total 13,781,581 100 55,936 100 14,028,705 100
Registered voters/turnout 36,897,052 37.4 88,262 63.37 38,025,823 36.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Direct Democracy


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