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article imageFalkland Islands (Malvinas) referendum results

By Richard Milnes     Mar 12, 2013 in Politics
Stanley - Falkland Islanders have decided overwhelmingly to remain British it has been revealed, after the referendum on their political status.
The Falkland Islands Government reports that 1,513 (99.8%) voted “Yes” and only 3 people (0.2%) voted “No”. Turnout was 92%.
The Preliminary Statement of the Referendum International Observation Mission (RIOM), which is written in both English and Spanish, found that there was a successful referendum and they commended the Registrar General for the extensive logistical preparations put in place to ensure that each citizen with the right to vote would have an equal opportunity to have their voice heard through a democratic process.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board reports that the Falklands (known as the Malvinas to Argentina) are a compact group of more than 740 Islands, situated approximately 650 kilometres (400 miles) off the south-eastern tip of South America. They are an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.
Refererendum Falkland Islands
Refererendum Falkland Islands
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The Falklands War Memorial in Port Stanley.
The Falklands War Memorial in Port Stanley.
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Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome) show a moment of friendship in the Falkland/Malvinas Islan...
Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome) show a moment of friendship in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.
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Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
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