Voting takes place in England, Scotland and Wales. The elections in Edinburgh are exciting: the ruling party is expecting an absolute majority. She calls for an independence referendum.
London / Edinburgh – Polling stations open: You can vote in regional and local elections in Great Britain from 8 am (CEST). New regional parliaments are appointed in Scotland and Wales. In England, people in London elect new councils and district councils and mayors. Voting slips can be submitted by 11 am (CEST). For the most part, results are not expected until the weekend.
The result of parliamentary elections in Scotland, where the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) is expecting an absolute majority, is awaited with great anticipation. According to the surveys, it should be very tight. The SNP calls for a second independence referendum for Scotland, but is dependent on central government approval in London. The SNP is currently ruling with tolerance of the Scottish Greens. The absolute majority is expected to put pressure on London.
Super Election Day in Great Britain: The results of the general election in Scotland are eagerly awaited
In the first referendum in 2014, 55 percent of Scots spoke out against their country’s secession from the United Kingdom. The SNP argues, however, that this position has been dismissed by a majority of Scottish voters Exit European Union * Fundamentally changed.
For those in favor of independence, voting in Scotland is considered a “choice of fate”. Supporters of independence and head of government Nicola Sturgeon expect an absolute majority for their Scottish National Party (SNP) – or at least with other parties advocating for a majority of independence in parliament. If it succeeds in the election, according to Sturgeon, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have “no greater moral justification” for standing in the way of a new independence referendum in Scotland.
In London, Sadiq Khan, in charge of the Labor Party, is running for a second term as mayor. As per polls, he is far ahead of his conservative challenger Sean Bailey in the electoral side. (dpa / aka) * Mercur.de Have an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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