French Matignon Accords referendum, 1988

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A referendum on the Matignon Accords on New Caledonia was held in France on 6 November 1988.[1] The accords were approved by 80% of voters, although turnout was just 36.9%.[2] In New Caledonia it was approved by 57% of voters.[3]


Choice Metropolitan France New Caledonia Total
Votes % Votes % Votes %
Invalid/blank votes1,638,8034,5841,657,659
Registered voters/turnout36,897,05237.488,26263.3738,025,82336.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Constitutional Council, Direct Democracy


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p674 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Décision Résultats référendum 1988 du 09 novembre 1988 Constitutional Council
  3. France, 6 November 1988: New Caledonian Statute Direct Democracy (German)
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