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Argentine President Cristina Kirchner Equates Falkland Islanders With 'Squatters'

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Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said on Tuesday that the outcome of the referendum over the future political status of the Falkland Islands was a foregone conclusion.

Residents of the remote outpost in the South Atlantic voted this week on whether to remain a British Overseas Territory.

On Monday evening, the results showed that 99.8 per cent had voted yes, with a 92 per cent turnout among the approximately 1,650 Falkland Islands eligible to vote.

Speaking at an event at the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, President Kirchner said that "it's as if a bunch of squatters were to vote on whether or not to keep occupying a building illegally."

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