Falkland Islands: The referendum will be held on Sunday and Monday
Falklands Islands, March 8, 2013
From tomorrow until Monday, it will be held the referendum in the Falkland Islands, which aims to define the islanders’s position in relation to the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom. While voting with British support, Argentina refused to recognize it as legitimate.
Sunday will be the first day of voting. Also a caravan of cars was called to display flags of the islands and Britain. The organizers recommend that, when passing through foreign journalists, the islanders should “greet and smile” as stated Marcopress.com news site.
The Monday after the results are known, there will be a public festival with musical and food.
In the islands live about 3000 people, of which 1650 are called to vote on the status of the territory on Sunday and Monday.
Note that the Argentine government had warned that it will not recognize the results of the vote because, as Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said, is like “asking the British if they want to remain British.”