Her government dismissed the referendum as meaningless and said it would not
affect its claims on the Falklands, which it failed to seize back from
Britain in a brief but bloody war in 1982.

Tensions between the two sides have increased in recent years against a
backdrop of the discovery of oil reserves in the waters off the Falklands,
the 30th anniversary of the war and domestic political difficulties facing
both governments.

Falklanders had hoped the referendum result will arm them with an unambiguous
message to take to other capitals when pressing their case for acceptance on
the international stage.

Source: AFP

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