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Montevideo, November 17th 2017 - 19:36 UTC

Some thoughts about the 9 November Falklands' general election

Friday, October 20th 2017 - 05:18 UTC
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By John Fowler - At the time of going to press, so far sixteen brave or foolhardy souls have declared their candidature for the General Election. This is one more than in 2013 and may be the most ever. With an average age of less than fifty years this group is almost certainly the youngest. Gone, it would seem, are the days when only the wealthy, retired, unemployed, or possibly unemployable old were available to stand. Read full article

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  • MarkWhelan

    Don't you love it when a country is able to elect people on their own individual talents.
    I know I do.
    The only thing I wonder about is how you form a government. Is there a group in power and another in opposition with the undecided on the cross benches? How is the prime-minister chosen? Could a reader from The Falklands please explain how this works.

    Oct 21st, 2017 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Suck it up Bertone, mythical governor of the Falklands. she must have got the sack by now, not having actually set foot on the Islands. So I guess she really is a colonial governor albeit a false one, as at least the British Governor actually performs his duties , in the islands, as opposed to being 400-500 miles away.

    Oct 25th, 2017 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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