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Falklands' single constituency referendum questions

Monday, July 8th 2019 - 12:10 UTC
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In March 2013 the Falklands voted on the political status of the Islands, and with a turnout of 92%, 99.8% voted to remain as a British Overseas Territory. In March 2013 the Falklands voted on the political status of the Islands, and with a turnout of 92%, 99.8% voted to remain as a British Overseas Territory.

The wording of the question for a referendum on whether the Falkland Islands should have a single constituency has been announced. The question will be as follows: ‘Should there be two constituencies, Stanley and Camp, or should there be one constituency for the whole of the Falkland Islands?

 -  There should be one constituency. I support the Single Constituency Bill

- There should continue to be two constituencies. I do not support the Single Constituency Bill’

A date for the referendum will be confirmed by Members of the Legislative Assembly before July 31, 2019 and a timetable for the referendum will be brought to a future meeting of Executive Council.

This is not the first time the Falklands hold a referendum. In March 2013 the Falklands voted on the political status of the Islands, and with a turnout of 92%, 99.8% votes to remain as a British Overseas Territory. Had Islanders rejected the current status, a second referendum on possible alternatives would have been held.

The referendum had asked: “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?”

The 2013 referendum was described by international observes as free and fair, and executed in accordance with international standards and international laws.(PN)

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • bushpilot

    You are thinking how a lying Argentine thinks, but don't realize it because it is your natural state.

    Jul 08th, 2019 - 05:24 pm +2
  • Liberato

    HAHAHA, i imagine Mike Summers and two others saying lets vote for NO to makes this charade looks like democratic.

    Jul 08th, 2019 - 03:02 pm -3
  • Think

    Geeeeeeeeeeee.....

    How many times are them City Slickers from Puerto Estanley going to ask the same question with different wording...?

    Listen very carefully Estanleynists..........., I shall say this only once...
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9gbJTtxhy5w

    ***“ There should continue to be two constituencies....El Camp & El Think do not support the Single Constituency Bill...”***

    Capisce..?

    Jul 08th, 2019 - 06:35 pm -3
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