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Candidates in General Election in Falkland Islands propose a wide-ranging agenda

Monday, October 30th 2017 - 22:20 UTC
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Residents of the Falkland Islands are due to go to the polls to elect their new Legislative Assembly on Thursday 9th November 2017. Seventeen candidates are standing for the eight available spots on the Assembly. The Assembly is responsible for the internal government of the Islands and sets the national agenda. It also liaises with the United Kingdom Government on issues of defence and is increasingly actively involved in foreign affairs efforts on behalf of the Islands. Read full article


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  • Jo Bloggs

    Well, I have my five names worked out. Let’s see how closely my votes line up with the result. I only got 2 from 5 last time but I maintain that the 3 I didn’t vote for were the worst performers in the Assembly.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Schindler

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 02:14 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Brit Bob

    Ah democracy.

    How could Argentina deal with the Islanders aspirations?

    Falklands – Argentina's Sovereignty Aspirations:

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pete Bog


    @Brit Bob

    “How could Argentina deal with the Islanders aspirations?”

    One suggestion was to have an airlink using a clapped out Russian airliner with a poor recent safety record, instead of the modern airliners the islanders can use now, and it was to fly to Stanley, even though MPA has been operational for 30 years.

    They think Islanders still live in houses made of peat bricks, thatched with Tussac.

    CT scanners were mentioned as an 'unbeatable' reason to switch nationalities.

    The joke is actually on Argentina, as they think an offer to replace Typhoons (to defend the Islands) with Sopwith Camels, will really cement their hearts and minds campaign......

    After all, according to Argentina, an unarmed yellow helicopter is deadly in the right hands.

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jolene

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 02:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    The Falkland Islands are having a general election within the next 25 years.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Malvinas? Return to sender, address unknown.

    Nov 06th, 2017 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinense 1833

    Verified by the Court of London, the evacuation of the establishment he made in the Great Malvina ...
    They must make sure that the English do not return ...

    It was to be expected, knowing the colonial ambitions of the English....

    Nov 06th, 2017 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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