Victorious, separatists demand referendum on self-determination

Victorious, separatists demand referendum on self-determination

On the strength of her party’s victory in local elections, Scottish Independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday 8 May urged Boris Johnson not to protest. ” Will ” Scottish people in favor of self-determination referendum.

The vote for Holyrood’s parliament in Edinburgh was a key issue in the British local election ‘Super Thursday’, with major implications for the unity of the United Kingdom, which had been weakened by Brexit.

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Missing out on one seat with an absolute majority, the popular Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) won a fourth term as head of the British nation: receiving 64 of the 129 seats in the Scottish Parliament, according to the final results. announced on Saturday.

Absolute majority for freedom camp

The Scottish Conservatives come second with 31 MPs, their leader Douglas Ross happy “Blocked the majority for the SNP and an independence referendum”.

But the SNP can be proud, which was confronted by London for refusing to accept a new referendum of absolute majority obtained by the independence camp: the Greens, also in favor of seceding from the United Kingdom, won eight seats. . He was also successful in ousting the new Alba party from former Scottish Prime Minister and former SNP leader Alex Salmond, who had become a staunch opponent of Nicola Sturgeon and who did not win any seats.

“The people of Scotland have voted to give pro-independence parties a majority in the Scottish Parliament”welcomed Nicola Sturgeon in front of her supporters.

“There is simply no democratic justification for Boris Johnson, or anyone else, for trying to block the Scottish people’s right to choose their future”, he assured. “This is the will of this country”.

opposition to Brexit

Boris Johnson, who has the final word on whether or not to authorize this referendum, strongly opposes it, believing that such a consultation cannot take place. “once per generation”.

In the 2014 referendum, 55% of voters rejected independence. However, the SNP believes that Brexit has been a game-changer, with Scots opposed by 62%, and the British nation should now be able to join the EU as an independent state.

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Boris Johnson, who did not visit Scotland during the campaign, congratulated the Scottish prime minister and invited him to a meeting with the British government, saying it was necessary. ” work together ” in front of “Common Challenges” As the UK recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed over 127,000 lives.

London mayor re-elected

In the rest of Britain, Thursday’s election, a massive Tories victory in the 2019 legislative elections and the first vote since Brexit, was a test for Boris Johnson’s Tories.

In England, Labor protests have persisted in several major vassals, notably in London where Sadiq Khan, who became the European capital’s first Muslim mayor in 2016, was re-elected against conservative Sean Bailey. Labor have also won in Manchester or Liverpool.

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