Confusion about the electric potential

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Why the negative pole of a battery is said to be of higher potential? While if we a consider a DC battery of 12V (for instance) then we have Vpn=V (positive) -V (negative)=12V whish is a positive quantity, then we should conclude that Vp>Vn in contradiction to first statement!
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Why the negative pole of a battery is said to be of higher potential?
Who says that?

Electrons have a higher potential energy there, but that is a different statement.
 
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Why the negative pole of a battery is said to be of higher potential?
I have never heard anyone say that.
 

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