Politics Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation Updated : December 12, 2019 09:28 AM IST Bougainville Referendum Commission Chairman Bertie Ahern announced that more than 98 percent of valid ballots favoured independence. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.