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Posted on Tuesday 12th June

The Falkland Islands' government has announced that it is to hold a referendum on its 'political status' in order to end its dispute with Argentina.

The referendum will take place in the first half of 2013 and is to be organized by the islands' government.

The announcement has been made amid growing tensions between the UK and Argentina, only a few days ahead of the 30th anniversary of end of the Falklands War in 1982.

The chairman of the Falklands' legislative assembly, Gavin Short, said:

I have no doubt that the people of the Falklands wish for the islands to remain a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

'We certainly have no desire to be ruled by the government in Buenos Aires...'

The Prime Minister David Cameron said:

'Britain will be resolute in supporting their choice.'

Further Reading

Falkland Islanders at War

Only £14.99

Falkland Islanders at War

by Graham Bound

Falkland Islanders were the first British people to come under enemy occupation since the Channel Islanders during the Second World War. This book tells how islanders' warnings were ignored in London, how their slim defences gave way to a massive invasion, and how they survived occupation.
While some established a cautiously pragmatic modus vivendi with the occupiers, some Islanders opted for active resistance, using banned radios to transmit intelligence and confuse the Argentines. Others… Read more...

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