A referendum in the falklands. A SPÉ1ère PRODUCTION. March 10th and 11th, 2013. Agustina Di Lelle , Lucía Moreno, Florencia Miño, Araukana Weiss and Julia de Ípola (web master). MARCH 2013. HISTORICAL FACTS. THE REFERENDUM: DEFINITION AND QUESTION. Photos. RESULTS. COMMENTS.
A referendum in the falklands
A SPÉ1ère PRODUCTION
March 10th and 11th, 2013
Agustina Di Lelle, Lucía Moreno, Florencia Miño, Araukana Weiss and Julia de Ípola (web master)
THE REFERENDUM: DEFINITION AND QUESTION
-1592: firstrecordedsightingby English captain John Davis.
-1690: firstlandingby English captain John Strong.
-1764: FirstFrench settlementontheFalklandIslandsup to 1766 (giventoSpain).
-1769: Britain and SpainclaimtheirrightontheIslands. (Shipencounter)
-1770: Falkland crisis: 1400 SpanishtroopssettledontheIslands. (British forcedtoabandonthe place)
-1816: Argentina declaredindependencefromSpainand claimedtheirrightontheFalklands/Malvinas.
-1833: a smallgroup of Argentiniansettlers are oustedbythe British.
-1982: Argentina seizedtheIslands.
-1982: Britaintookthem back after a 74-day war. Thiswarisknownas:
The Malvinas War
The South AtlanticWar
-Sincethen, Argentina has laidclaimstotheterritories.
A referendum (also known as a plebiscite or a vote on a ballot question) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal.
The question: "Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?“
About 1,600 voters from the Falkland Islands were eligible to vote in the referendum, officials said.
More than 99% of voters said yes, according to Darren Christie, public relations manager for the Falklands Islands government. Just three people voted no.
FALKLANDS: "My vote is yes. ... I believe we are like other people in the world, and we are entitled to determine our own future. ... I think it's dreadful that someone like Argentina should be trying to deny us that," Sharon Halford, a member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, said before results were announced.
BRITAIN: "There are three parties to this debate, not just two as Argentina likes to pretend. The islanders can't just be written out of history," read a statement from the British Foreign Office.
ARGENTINA: But the Argentinian Embassy in London said Friday that the referendum had no legitimacy, characterizing it as "a further attempt by the British to manipulate the question of the Malvinas Islands."