BThe pro-independence party SNP won a clear victory in parliamentary elections in Scotland, but missed out on an absolute majority. The Scottish National Party (SNP), led by Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, will have 64 seats in parliament in the future, as the Election Commission in Edinburgh announced on Saturday evening. The absolute majority is 65 mandates.
But the Greens, who are in favor of secession from the United Kingdom, have got eight seats, a clear majority in favor of independence. The election was seen as a test of the mood for independence. Sturgeon wants to bring Scotland back to the European Union. The British government strictly rejects a new referendum.
Sturgeon said in a victory speech on television, “Boris Johnson or anyone else has made no democratic justification for trying to stop the right to decide our future.” If the government in London does not allow a referendum, it will stand “against the will of the Scottish people”.
British Johnson previously told the Daily Telegraph: “I think a referendum in the current context is irresponsible and reckless.” Brexit was rejected by a majority of Scots.
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