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Falklands referendum: 'People of the Falkland Islands have spoken'

The people of the Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British overseas territory.

Of 1,517 votes cast in the two-day referendum, 1,513 were in favour of keeping the current status, while just three votes were against.

There was a turnout of more than 90% from 1,672 British citizens eligible to vote in a population of about 2,900.

Dick Sawle, a member of the island's legislative assembly, said: "This is the will of the people, the people of the Falkland Islands have spoken".

  • 12 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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