May 22, 2013
CFK: 'The referendum was a parody'
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner rejected the referendum held at the Malvinas Islands, and assured it "was a parody," during the presentation of the “Science, Technology and Innovation National Plan: Innovating Argentina 2020” at the Government House.
The Head of State compared the plebiscite held in Malvinas Islands with "a squatters consortium meeting," who illegally live in the territory.
She assured that it looked like they were "deciding if they were going to occupy the building or not."
Besides, she referred to the position of the US regarding the conflict. "We recognize a sovereignty conflict," Obama's administration stated and encouraged the dialogue between Argentina and the UK.
According to official information, the project seeks to consolidate strategic areas fostering “productive and inclusive innovation” through the expansion of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation in order to increase economic competitiveness and improve quality of life for Argentineans.