The Kelper government will hold a referendum in 2013 to determine the opinion of the settlers on sovereignty
September 1, 2012
The Falkland Islands government will hold a referendum in which the people will be questioned about their opinion on who has sovereignty over the archipelago.
The Executive Council of the islands launched the referendum in order to resolve the “political status” of the territory and its people, to be held in March next year.
As indicated by the council, “the vote was planned for March 2013 and the exact date will be determined by the Chief Executive, Keit Padgett, in consultation with members of the Legislature.”
As indicated, the goal is to “send a message to the international community.” However, the UN does not recognize the people the right of self-determination, as a population implanted, ie settlers.
The international body urges, since 1965, to Argentina and the UK feel to talk about the conflict, to reach a peaceful solution.