Falklands wraps up referendum as Argentina protests | Bangkok Post: news

News > World

Falklands wraps up referendum as Argentina protests

- +

Counting began in the Falkland Islands after residents cast their ballots on the final day of a two-day referendum designed to make clear their staunch desire to remain British, as Argentina derided the vote as illegal. 

Islanders take part in the "Proud to be British" parade along Ross Road in Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands on March 10, 2013. Counting began in the Falkland Islands after residents cast their ballots on the final day of a two-day referendum designed to make clear their staunch desire to remain British, as Argentina derided the vote as illegal.

In a move instigated by residents themselves, the 1,672 eligible voters were deciding whether they want the Falkland Islands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments