Islanders celebrate Falklands referendum result

Falkland Islanders celebrated on the streets of Stanley after hearing the overwhelming 'Yes' result of a sovereignty referendum.

Falkland Islanders celebrate after hearing the results of the referendum in Stanley. Credit: Reuters
Only three of the 1,513 votes cast were against remaining British. Credit: Reuters

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Falklanders vote to stay British

The Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to remain a British territory, with 98.8% voting in favour. Just three people of 1,517 votes cast were against it.