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Overwhelming turnout and YES vote in the Falklands referendum

Tuesday, March 12th 2013 - 01:52 UTC
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Media crews await the result of the referendum (Pic EPA) Media crews await the result of the referendum (Pic EPA)

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

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  • Britninja

    Well done Falklanders. It's a shame that the whining little Malvinista bitches will never accept it but since they're totally powerless, who gives a toss?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:04 am 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Congratulations, Islanders.....!!!
    You have demonstrated to the world which is you wish.....BE BRITISH FOR EVER......and you will. for sure...!!!
    The people's self determination right has spoken...crystal clear...!!!
    Well done, people.....

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:05 am 0
  • Bongo

    Falkland Islanders, I wish you all the very best for your (self-determined!) future.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:11 am 0
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