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New Caledonia’s government again failed to elect a president

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A fresh attempt to elect a president in New Caledonia has again failed.

The French territory has had a caretaker administration since August and ministers were summoned again today to ensure New Caledonia had a properly constituted government ahead of key referendum talks in Paris, reports RNZI.

The only candidate, Philippe Germain, was again unsuccessful in getting majority support from the 11-member government. Only five members voted for him.

The government will remain as a caretaker administration, and Mr Germain remains as caretaker president.