The government of the Falkland Islands has announced plans for a referendum next year on the political future of British-owned South Atlantic archipelago claimed by Argentina.
Speaking on Tuesday, Gavin Short, the chairman of the islands’ legislature, said he hoped the referendum would “convey a strong message to the outside world,” about Falklanders’ desire to retain ties to London.
There is expected to be an extremely strong turnout in this referendum and a strong majority for remaining British. This is only because of bizarre electoral rules and limited suffrage. Unlike in the United States, sheep are not allowed to vote.