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Falklands’ referendum observation mission has representatives from seven countries

Friday, March 8th 2013 - 08:41 UTC
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RIOM is led by Head of Mission Brad Smith and Deputy Head of Mission, Juan Manuel Henao (Photo PN) RIOM is led by Head of Mission Brad Smith and Deputy Head of Mission, Juan Manuel Henao (Photo PN)

An impartial group of independent international observers, Referendum International Observation Mission (RIOM) will monitor the referendum on the political future of the Falkland Islands on Sunday and Monday, according to a release.

The team is free from external pressure and will determine whether the vote is free and fair and representative of the Islanders’ will.

The RIOM mission is led by Head of Mission Brad Smith and Deputy Head of Mission, Juan Manuel Henao and will include a number of elected officials, civil society leaders, technical experts and eminent persons from the Americas and South Pacific.

A press release from the group said: “International observation standards will be observed, as well as applicable Falkland Islands election laws and regulations. A final Referendum Report is expected two weeks after the vote.

Observers hail from Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, the USA and New Zealand. (PN).-
 

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  • Escoses Doido

    Bet the they are regretting their decision not to sent any argentine observers now.
    It just makes them look even more ignorant. (if that's possible?)

    Mar 08th, 2013 - 08:56 am 0
  • Marcelo Kohen

    Who appointed this “Observation Mission”? The UN? The OAS? Mercosur? Unasur? CELAC? The EU? What a vain exercise!

    Mar 08th, 2013 - 09:06 am 0
  • Think

    (2) Marcelo Cohen

    I agree....
    But those wests look damn authoritative and comfy at the same time....;-)

    Respetuosos saludos
    El Think
    Chubut, Argentina

    Mar 08th, 2013 - 09:12 am 0
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