Falkland islanders outside a polling station
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Falklands holds vote over UK status

The people of the Falkland Islands have begun voting in a two-day referendum on whether to remain a British overseas territory.

Argentina has constantly reiterated its claims to the islands, 30 years after it was repelled by a British task force in a 74-day conflict.

Caroline Wyatt, reporting from Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, said in the cafes and shops there was no mistaking the sentiment with posters asking islanders to vote 'yes' to staying British.

  • 10 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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