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Elections in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: 2019 Referendum
In 2001, the Bougainville Crisis ended with the signing of a peace agreement that formalized Bougainville’s status as an autonomous region within Papua New Guinea. Starting on November 23, Bougainvilleans will go to the polls to vote for either “greater autonomy” or “independence.” Whatever the result of the referendum, the process will be followed by bilateral negotiations between the two governments.
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