Folkeafstemningen på Falklandsøerne viser som forventet en massiv opbakning til at forblive en selvstyrende britisk koloni.
Kun tre stemte imod. I alt støttede 98,8 procent støtter tilhørsforholdet og 1513 stemte for at fastholde forbindelsen til London som hidtil, viser officielle tal.
According to 2006 Census fi gures, the Falklands population (excluding people affiliated with the
military garrison) is 2,478. 2,115 people live in Stanley, equivalent to 85% of the total population
of the Falklands.
• 54% of the current population was born in the Falkland Islands
• 25% of the population are of British descent
• 14% of the population are of St Helenian descent
• 5% of the population are of Chilean descent
On BBC News, the reporter said he had spoken to one lady from Brazil who lives on the Islands and that she would be voting to stay under british sovereignty. Says it all really.
Se her, hvem der støtter argentinerne i deres krav på øerne, det øger kun min støtte til øboerne. I øvrigt er det argentinske folk, som nægter Falklandsøernes befolknings ret til selvbestemmelse, kolonisatorer og udryddere af indfødte i stor stil. Og de kontrollerede ikke store områder af det nuværende Argentina før længe efter Falklandsøerne var britisk territorium (og de havde udryddet endnu flere indianere). Jeg tror oven i købet, at jeg hørte DDR i mandags på DR2 kalde Falklanderne(?) for imperialister 🙂
DDR og Pølletiken angiver valgresultatet forkert – ‘Yes’ procenten er 99,8% og ikke 98,8%.
Argentinerne overgav sig den 14. juni 1982 efter at have okkuperet øerne siden 1. april 1982.
The Falkland Islands are to hold a referendum on their “political status” in a bid to end the continuing dispute with Argentina over their sovereignty.
The vote will be held in 2013, the Falklands government said.
The announcement comes amid increasing tensions between Britain and Argentina over the disputed territory, which the South American country calls Las Malvinas.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “The British Government has been consistent in its view that the future of the Falklands can only be determined by the people who live there.
“So the Prime Minister and I support this initiative to demonstrate – without doubt – the definitive view of the Falkland Islands people.
In a region that rightly prizes democracy and human rights, it is entirely appropriate that the Islanders can express this fundamental right. The principle of self-determination is a key part of the United Nations charter.The voice of the Falkland Islands people should be heard. I hope very much that Argentina, and indeed the whole of the international community, joins the UK in listening carefully to what they have to say.”
The government of Argentina aired an advert last night showing one of its country’s athletes training for the upcoming Olympic Games on “Argentine soil” in the Falkland Islands.
The advert, broadcast on various channels at 10pm, prime time in Argentina, shows Fernando Zylberberg, a member of the men’s Argentine hockey team, running through the streets of Stanley in preparation for July’s games in London.
After watching Zylberberg train outside the Globe Tavern, the Falklands’ most popular pub, and sprint past the Penguin News, the islands’ only newspaper – which recently published a picture of Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, on its website under the visible filename ‘b—-’ – viewers read the slogan: ‘To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil’.
Og så venter vi bare på at Kirchner deltager i Miss World konkurrencen.