Falkland Islanders vote overwhelmingly in favour of remaining British
London, Mar. 12 : Falkland Islanders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining British.
Around 92 percent of the islands' 1,672 eligible voters turned out to deliver a 98.8 percent "yes" in favour of staying an internally self-governing British territory, reports Sky News.
It was designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal.
Earlier, a Sky News poll had found that only 15 percent of Argentinians think Falkland Islanders should have a say in their own future, and a quarter believe that the islands will one day be governed from Buenos Aires, a recent.
When asked what was the most important international issue affecting their country, only 1percent of British respondents said the Falklands, while the figure was 24 percent in Argentina.
There was an even bigger divergence of opinion between the two countries over the rights of the people on the islands to have a say in their future.