The Scottish National Party, led by Nicola Sturgeon, won a fourth consecutive electoral victory for the SNP’s separatists, the Scottish National Party in the British local consultation, but had no absolute majority in parliament in Edinburgh. The SNP, which aims to give greater strength to requests for a referendum on farewell to London, which has so far been rejected by Boris Johnson’s central government, receives 64 seats (one more than in 2016). . Enough to secure the leadership of the next local government, but not to reach 65 which would have given them 50% of the assembly plus one.
Sturgeon, now there’s no justification for a referendum
First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon believes there is “no justification” that could prevent a new referendum on Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom. Commenting on the election results, Sturgeon quoted British media as saying that there is “undoubtedly a pro-independence majority” in the Scottish Parliament.
London confirms Sadiq Khan
Meanwhile, Labor Sadiq Khan has secured a second term as mayor of London, defeating conservative rival Sean Bailey.
After neither of them got an absolute majority in the first round, Khan won 55.2% of the popular vote in the ballot with Bailey.
In 2016 Khan became the first Muslim mayor of the European Union’s capital. Sian Berry of the Greens finished third, ahead of Louisa Porit of the Liberal Democrats.
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