As was anticipated 99.8% of Falkland Islanders voted to maintain the current political status of the Islands as a British Overseas Territory, it was announced late Monday evening by the local electoral authorities.
This means that only three votes turned out to be No.
But even more significant 92% of the electoral roll turned out to vote on the two days event.
Local residents have gathered at the Green Arch of the Anglican cathedral in Stanley to begin celebrating despite the freezing weather.
“Simply fantastic: this is the will of the people, expressed in a democratic way, who can dare question the result?” said MLA Barry Elsby.
“The greatest thing to happened to the Falklands since the liberation from Argentina in 1982” said the experienced journalist Patrick Watts