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Falklanders vote to stay under British rule

Falklanders voted unanimously to stay under British rule in an referendum, with the official count on Monday revealing 99.8% voting in favour of remaining a British Overseas Territory.

The poll which took place over two days and included 1694 Falklands born and long-term residents had a 92% turnout rate.

The referendum has been dismissed by Argentina as a meaningless publicity stunt.

Roger Edwards, one of the Falklands' assembly's eight elected members, said:

"Surely this must be the strongest message we can get out to the world,"

"That we are content, that we wish to retain the status quo... with the right to determine our own future and not become a colony of Argentina."