Bougainville people vote to create world's newest nation

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 11, 2019

Bougainville people vote to create world's newest nation

Bougainville has voted by a landslide for independence from Papua New Guinea, according to official referendum results released Wednesday, a major step toward creating the world's newest nation. Bertie Ahern, chairman of the Bougainville Referendum Commission, said 176,928 people — 98 percent of voters — ...