Britons inhabiting the Falklands or Malvinas Islands will hold a referendum. Implementation will be carried out starting on Monday, March 11, 2013. The poll will determine whether they will still be a British citizen or Argentina.

To facilitate the referendum, provided six polling stations for the 1649 population, and a small plane to transport those living in remote areas. Polling stations opened on Sunday and Monday from 10 am until 18 pm local time. The result will be announced on Monday around 21.30 pm local time or 00:30 GMT, as described by the Public Relations Coordinating Darren Christie.

Meanwhile, the Argentine government condemned the vote, and considered invalid, even though the referendum started. The vote was declared "illegal" by the government of Argentina and comes amid deteriorating relations between the two countries after the UK launch of oil exploration off the coast of the islands two years ago. The move was immediately criticized Buenos Aires.

Until now, the diplomatic efforts over the territorial integrity of Argentina received a lot of international support, based on UN resolutions. Argentine Foreign Minister criticized the referendum, which they consider to have no legal basis and is not recognized United Nations or the international community.

However, the Governor of the Islands, Nigel Haywood said the referendum would be the answer to a statement made a few days ago by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who said that the Falklands will be back under the control of Argentina in less than 20 years.

Saturday afternoon, some local residents staged a demonstration, where they formed a convoy of motorcycles with the spelling of the word "yes" to express support for the referendum. Argentina tried to take back the islands by force in 1982, and triggered the Falklands War. At that Argentina failed to get the island, as their territory.

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