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Falklanders to hold referendum

The Falkland Islands are to hold a referendum next year on their "political status" in an attempt to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the islands' sovereignty, their government has announced.

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PM says he will 'respect and defend' outcome of Falklands referendum

The Prime Minister has said Britain would "respect and defend" the outcome of the referendum held by the Falkland Islands Government.

David Cameron has said he would "respect" outcome of Falklands referendum Credit: Reuters/Stephen Hird

Mr Cameron said: “I have always said that it is up to the Falkland Islanders themselves to choose whether they want to be British and that the world should listen to their views.

"It’s absolutely right that the Islanders have today set out how they intend to make their voices heard once more. And Britain will be resolute in supporting their choice."

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