Argentine Beagle conflict dispute resolution referendum, 1984

The Beagle Conflict
Main: Beagle conflict
1881–1970: Beagle Channel cartography
1958: Snipe incident
1971–1977: Beagle Channel Arbitration
1977–1978: Direct Negotiations
1978: Operation Soberanía
1979–1984: Papal Mediation
1984: Treaty of Peace and Friendship

A non-binding referendum on resolving the Beagle conflict was held in Argentina on 25 November 1984.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of the government's negotiated settlement with Chile,[2] which would result in Argentina recognising the Picton, Lennox and Nueva as being Chilean territory. It was approved by 82.6% of voters, with a turnout of 72.4%.


Choice Votes %
Invalid/blank votes205,558
Registered voters/turnout17,824,79572.4
Source: Nohlen


Despite the overwhelming support from voters, the Argentine National Congress only approved the treaty on 14 March 1985 by a vote of 23–22, with one abstention.[3]


  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p67 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. Nohlen, p78
  3. Las relaciones con los países latinoamericanos, Las relaciones con Chile Carlos Escudé and Andrés Cisneros
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