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Tag: 2017 Nov 09 Falklands General elections

  • Friday, November 10th 2017 - 01:40 UTC

    Falkland Islands Elects New Legislative Assembly

    Falkland Islanders vote in their General Election 2017, only the second to elect full time Assembly Members

    Residents of the Falkland Islands went to the polls yesterday, with results released earlier this morning. Seventeen candidates stood for election to the Legislative Assembly and have campaigned over the past month to be elected to office.

  • Friday, October 20th 2017 - 05:18 UTC

    Some thoughts about the 9 November Falklands' general election

     Despite Argentine government assertions to the contrary, long gone are the old colonial days when the Governor could nominate members of council

    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.

  • Friday, September 1st 2017 - 08:06 UTC

    Falklands' preparations and registration for November 9 General Election

    The proposed closing date for candidates nominations is at 4:15pm on October 20, 2017.

    The Falkland Islands General Election is planned to take place on the November 9, “and the Registrar General has the necessary preparations in hand,” announced Member of Legislative Assembly Michael Poole at Thursday’s meeting of Legislative Assembly.