Politics of the Falkland Islands

1952

In a referendum in 2013 the people of the Falkland Islands soundly rejected Argentina's claim to the islands, with 99.8% of voters supporting the Falklands remaining an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. ==Executive== Executive authority on the Falkland Islands is vested in Elizabeth II, who has been the [of state] since her accession to the British throne on 6 February 1952.

1982

Politics in the Falkland Islands is minimal as no political parties exist on the islands, and the governmental and legal proceedings very closely resemble British standards. Following the Falklands War in 1982, Lord Shackleton published a report on the economy of the Falkland Islands which recommended many modernisations.

In 1982, Argentina invaded and occupied the islands, starting the Falklands War.

1983

On 1 January 1983 the Falkland Islanders gained British citizenship under the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, and on 3 October 1985 the Constitution of the Falkland Islands was established.

1985

On 1 January 1983 the Falkland Islanders gained British citizenship under the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, and on 3 October 1985 the Constitution of the Falkland Islands was established.

2003

Sofia: Manfred W├Ârner Foundation, 2003.

2009

A new constitution came into force on 1 January 2009 which modernised the Chapter on fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, embedding self-determination in the main body of the constitution.

2013

In a referendum in 2013 the people of the Falkland Islands soundly rejected Argentina's claim to the islands, with 99.8% of voters supporting the Falklands remaining an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. ==Executive== Executive authority on the Falkland Islands is vested in Elizabeth II, who has been the [of state] since her accession to the British throne on 6 February 1952.

2016

Barry Rowland has been Chief Executive since October 2016. ==Legislature== The legislative branch consists of a unicameral Legislative Assembly.

2017

Nigel Phillips has been Governor since 12 September 2017. The Governor normally acts only on the advice of the Executive Council of the Falkland Islands, which is composed of three Members of the Legislative Assembly elected by the Assembly to serve on the Council every year, the Chief Executive, the Director of Finance and the Governor, who acts as presiding officer.

The Legislative Assembly has ten members, eight of which are elected using block voting (five from the Stanley constituency and three from the Camp constituency) and two ex officio members (the Chief Executive and the Director of Finance). In the last general election, which took place on 9 November 2017, only non-partisans were elected as there are no active political parties in the Falkland Islands.




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