Some 207,000 people will decide over the next two weeks between full independence or greater autonomy.
Workers get a polling station ready for today’s historic independence vote in the capital Buka. Bougainville’s landmark referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea could create the world’s newest nation. – AFP pic, November 23, 2019.
At least 1,000 people were at a polling station in the main city of Buka when voting began at 8am amid exuberant scenes of singing and dancing that highlighted local excitement over a chance to become the world’s newest nation.Read more: TheMalaysianInsight
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