The desire for political Independence for the people of Bougainville is one step closer, with Bougainvilleans overwhelmingly voting for Independence in a referendum.
Bougainville Referendum Commission Chairman, Bertie Ahern, announced the results of the Bougainville Referendum in Buka this afternoon.
Greater Autonomy 3,043 (2.3%)
Independence 176,928 (97.7%)
Total Votes 181,067
The results, and Writ for this referendum are expected to be delivered to the Governor General in Port Moresby later this week.