Bougainville could be the world’s newest nation, as Pacific  island goes to the polls in historic independence vote

Bougainville could be the world’s newest nation, as Pacific island goes to the polls in historic independence vote

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Twenty years in waiting, decades more in the making, and steeped in blood, 200,000 Bougainvilleans will cast their ballots over the next fortnight in a non-binding referendum, setting the island on the border of PNG and Solomon Islands on the path to nationhood.

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