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« on: March 28, 2009, 02:16:29 pm »
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As posted in last year's French by-elections thread, the French "overseas collectivity" of Mayotte will hold a referendum tomorrow to decide whether or not the island will become a department. The "yes" is expected to win handily, and the most important political parties all support it.

Mayotte was a part of the French Comoros until 1974. That year, the Comoros voted for independence with 95%, but 65% of Mahoran voters chose to remain part of France.

In February 1976, 99.4% of voters chose to remain French. However, that April, 97%, most of whom wanted to become a department, voted against remaining a French territory, and the island became a "territorial collectivity."

In 2000, 72.93% of voters chose to become a "departmental collectivity." Again, most of the "no" voters supported becoming a full department.

If, as expected, the "yes" wins, then Mayotte will instantly become an overseas department like Réunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Guyane. However, it will take twenty-five to thirty years for the island to receive the full benefits of being a department, mostly for economic reasons.

Réunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Guyane are simultaneously overseas regions (with a regional council) and overseas departments (with a general council). However, Mayotte would have a single council.

Turnout numbers and results by commune will be available here.

I'm not sure at what time the polls close. I know metropolitan France turns its clocks forward an hour tomorrow, but I'm not sure if Mayotte has summer time.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 05:17:19 pm »

All parties are in favour, since they know that taking position in favour of the NO would destroy them politically.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 09:33:15 pm »
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Results should start coming in at 8:00pm CET (that's 2:00pm USET; France is now on summer time).

RFO Mayotte will be covering the election from 8:00pm to 9:30pm CET, and will have a live feed here.

Again, results (including results by commune) will be available here.

For reference, Mayotte is one hour ahead of metropolitan France, so seven hours ahead of US Eastern time.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 12:52:56 pm »
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With 58.3% of the ballots counted, the "yes" led with 94.1%. Turnout was estimated at 60.81%.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 01:42:44 pm »

One group supports the NO, the Imams and local Islamists. Brownie for anyone who guesses the reason for their position.

(Actually, the PCF has not called to vote YES, saying the Comoran claims on Mayotte are legitimate).
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 04:40:37 pm »
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[quote author=Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! link=topic=94307.msg1955484#msg1955484 date=1238352164]
One group supports the NO, the Imams and local Islamists. Brownie for anyone who guesses the reason for their position.
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Because Mayotte will no longer follow Islamic law?

Anyway, is this basically the last part of Africa that's still part of a European country (aside from Ceuta and Melilla of course)?
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 04:57:08 pm »

[quote author=Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! link=topic=94307.msg1955484#msg1955484 date=1238352164]
One group supports the NO, the Imams and local Islamists. Brownie for anyone who guesses the reason for their position.

Because Mayotte will no longer follow Islamic law?

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Mayotte isn't really Islamist land anyways to begin with, but the 1905 law on separation of church and state did not apply in Mayotte until now. Now that they're a full department, the 1905 law on separation of church and state applies like in all other departments (save for Alsace-Moselle, of course, but that's another story).
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