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Falklands Daily Telegraph poll: majority of votes came from Argentina

Thursday, January 16th 2014 - 08:37 UTC
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Argentines organized a 'social media campaign' Argentines organized a 'social media campaign'

The Daily Telegraph stated on Wednesday that two thirds of the votes in the Falklands/Malvinas poll came from Argentina. The British newspaper argued that the Argentine vote-flow followed “a social media campaign”.

 The poll, carried out by the daily morning broadsheet two weeks ago, revealed that almost 74% of the voters wanted the Falklands Islands to be under Argentinean sovereignty.

However, the Telegraph now published a detailed data analysis and stated: “In total there were 26,434 votes cast, with two thirds of the votes coming from Argentina, following a social media campaign”.

Taking nationality into account, the online responses underline sharp national divisions: In the UK, out of 4,853 votes, 4,520 were cast for Britain, with 245 voting for Argentina; on the other hand, of the 18,216 votes cast in Argentina, 96.86% of respondents said the Malvinas should belong to Argentina.

Click on the link to access the article: “ Telegraph poll highlights differences between Britain and Argentina over Falkland Islands”

See also “Active online poll from “The Telegraph” shows Falklands should be under Argentine sovereignty”


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  • Monkeymagic

    But Alicia Castro said that the poll showed a “mood swing” in the UK....daft cow!

    Jan 16th, 2014 - 08:57 am 0
  • Bongo

    Oh what a surprise.

    Jan 16th, 2014 - 09:02 am 0
  • Redrow

    So did Vestige.
    I did try to warn him.

    Jan 16th, 2014 - 09:02 am 0
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