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1986 Falkland Islands status referendum

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An unofficial status referendum was held in the Falkland Islands on 2 April 1986. The result was 96% in favour of continued British sovereignty, with 88% of registered voters taking part.[1]


The referendum was carried out via a questionnaire sent out by the Falkland Islands Association and the Marplan Institute to all registered voters on the islands. The results of the "Falkland Island Sovereignty Survey" were released by Marplan on 2 April.


Choice Votes %
British sovereignty 869 96.45
Independence 15 1.66
Argentine sovereignty 3 0.33
United Nations Trust Territory 3 0.33
Other 11 1.22
Invalid/blank votes 11
Total 911 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,033 88.19
Source: Direct Democracy