Scottish nationalists, led by Prime Minister Nicholas Sturgeon, appear to be heading for a major victory in regional parliamentary elections. A new referendum on independence is approaching with a clear victory. Sturgeon has promised to hold it “when the time is right”.
Based on the increase in results, Sturgeon in Glasgow said she was “extremely confident” that the SNP was “on its way to a fourth consecutive electoral victory”. If this is indeed the result of these elections, I am committed to returning to work immediately today to continue to lead this country through the Crown crisis and towards recovery. And when the time comes, we provide this country with an alternative for a better future.”
British media reported that the Scottish National Party took seats from the Conservatives and Labour. For example, the conservative colleges of Edinburgh Central and Air have moved to Sturgeon’s party, which seeks to re-join Scotland into the European Union. Edinburgh Central, the seat of the Scottish Parliament, and Ayer were the main targets of the Scottish National Party. Sturgeon himself retained his seat in Glasgow after defeating the leader of the Scottish Labor Party.
The Scottish National Party wants a referendum on Scottish separation from the UK at the end of 2023. But British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already said he will not allow the consultation. In the last 2014 referendum, 55% voted to stay in the UK, but that was Brexit. Most Scots were against Brexit.
The final result is expected on Saturday.
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