13 Oct 2016

Call for official confirmation of New Caledonia voters

2:06 pm on 13 October 2016

New Caledonia's anti-independence Republicans have written to the French High Commission to officially reinstate voters who had been unduly struck off earlier this year.

This comes after France's highest court overturned 60 decisions by New Caledonian courts which had removed them from the provincial electoral rolls.

According to the daily newspaper, the ruling doesn't mean that the individuals in question are inscribed on the roll.

The Republicans now want the High Commission to officially confirm their status as long-term residents eligible to vote.

The voters' eligibility was challenged by the French High Commission after it had been accused of committing a serious blunder by passing on information about them to the team vetting the roll.

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