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Bougainville voters opt for independence

Voters backing Bougainville’s independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory, according to results released Wednesday – a major step toward the troubled isles becoming the world’s newest nation. Chairman of the Bougainville Referendum Commission Bertie Ahern declared 176,928 people – just over 98% of voters – had backed independence with only […]