Falkland Islanders vote to keep British rule

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Reuters: As Argentina intensifies its sovereignty claim, residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to stay under British rule.

The official count on Monday showed 99.8 percent of islanders voted in favor of remaining a British Overseas Territory in the two-day poll, which was rejected by Argentina as a meaningless publicity stunt. There only three "no" votes out of about 1,500 cast.

 

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