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Falkland Islanders vote 98.8% in favour of staying British

Falkland Islanders on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British oversees territory in a referendum designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal. Some 92 percent of the islands' 1,672 eligible voters turned out to deliver a 98.8 percent "yes" vote in favour of staying an internally self-governing British territory, election officials in the capital Port Stanley announced. Only three votes out of 1,517 were cast against the islands remaining British.

Falklands wraps up referendum as Argentina protests

Counting began in the Falkland Islands on Monday 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.

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Falkland Islanders on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British oversees territory in a referendum designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal. Some 92 percent of the islands' 1,672 eligible voters turned out to deliver a 98.8 percent "yes" vote in favour of staying an internally self-governing British territory, official figures revealed. jwp/gk

Falklands wraps up referendum as Argentina protests

Falkland Islanders cast their ballots Monday 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. An overwhelming "yes" result, due within hours of the polls closing at 6:00pm (2100 GMT) on the remote South Atlantic archipelago, is not in doubt, with islanders planning a party afterwards.

Argentina dismisses Falklands referendum

Argentina on Monday dismissed a referendum by Falkland Islanders on the status of the disputed South Atlantic archipelago as a "maneuver with no legal value." "They are British. We respect their way of life, their identity. We respect that they want to continue being British, but the territory they inhabit is not British," said Argentina's ambassador to Britain, Alicia Castro.

Falklands vote on last day of referendum on future

Falkland Islanders voted Monday on the final day of a two-day referendum designed to make clear their staunch desire to remain British despite Argentina's increasingly bellicose sovereignty claims. In a move instigated by residents themselves, the 1,672 eligible voters were saying whether they want the Falkland Islands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory. An overwhelming "yes" result, due within hours of the polls closing at 6:00pm (2100 GMT), is not in doubt.

Falklands to vote on last day of referendum on future

Falkland Islanders were to vote Monday on the final day of a two-day referendum designed to make clear their staunch desire to remain British despite Argentina's increasingly bellicose sovereignty claims. In a move instigated by residents themselves, the 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falkland Islands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory. An overwhelming "yes" result, due overnight, is not in doubt but islanders hope the clear verdict will make their wishes crystal-clear to the world in an uncontestable way.

Falklands to vote on last day of referendum on future

Falkland Islanders were to vote Monday on the final day of a two-day referendum designed to make clear their staunch desire to remain British despite Argentina's increasingly bellicose sovereignty claims. In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falkland Islands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory. The 'yes' verdict, due overnight, is not in doubt but islanders hope the strength of the democratic vote will make their wishes crystal-clear in an uncontestable way.

Falkland Islands vote in referendum with eye on world

Polls closed in the Falkland Islands on Sunday on the first day of a two-day vote intended to show the world that the residents want to stay British amid increasingly bellicose claims by Argentina. Buenos Aires has dismissed the vote as meaningless, but witnesses reported up to 90 people waiting in the rain to vote at the single polling station in the capital Stanley an hour after it opened.

Falkland Islands vote in referendum with eye on world

Residents of the Falkland Islands on Sunday voted in a referendum intended to show the world that they want to stay British amid increasingly bellicose claims by Argentina. Buenos Aires has dismissed the vote as meaningless, but witnesses reported up to 90 people waiting in the rain to vote at the single polling station in the capital Stanley an hour after it opened.
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