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Results of the referendum on the Political Status of the Falkland Islands

On Monday 11th March 2013, Keith Padgett, Chief Referendum Officer gave notice that the result of the referendum on the Political Status of the Falkland Islands are as follows:

The number of ballot papers issued was 1,522

The number of votes cast at the referendum was 1,518

The total number of rejected ballot papers was 1

The total number of votes validly cast at the referendum was 1,517

The percentage of turnout at the referendum was 92%

The number of “Yes” votes cast was 1,513 (99.8%)

The number of “No” votes cast was 3 (0.2%)

1 vote was unaccounted for

The international observation mission’s preliminary findings were released after the official announcement of the vote result.  Full statement is available to download in English and in Spanish here.

“It is our finding that the Falkland Islands referendum process was free and fair, reflecting the democratic will of the voters of the Falkland Islands,” said Brad Smith, the Head of the International Observation Mission. “The international observation mission has concluded that the voting process was executed in accordance with international standards and local laws. The process was technically sound, with a systematic adherence to established voting procedures.”

 

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