The Falkland Islanders go to the polls
March 10, 2013
The Falkland Islanders go, between today and tomorrow, Monday, to the polls to participate in the referendum that will decide whether to continue under British rule or not, but for Argentina the referendum has no legal value.
Both islands as in Argentina it’s discounted to win the referendum ‘Yes’.
According to reports: “British authorities Malvinas prepared a series of events that draw attention of the international media on the island’s position in the context of the dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of that territory.”
It is anticipated that a convoy of about 50 trucks formed the word ‘Yes’ on a hill near Port Stanley, the capital of the archipelago, for about 90 minutes, long enough to be captured by the cameras.
With the referendum, the Falklands authorities expect the international community to reaffirm their right to self-determination, although that Argentina claims that this referendum has no legal value in the bilateral dispute.