Edinburgh A newly elected member of the Scottish Parliament took the oath of office in German. Robertson had previously taken the oath in English. Why they chose the two languages becomes clear when one looks at their family relationships.
“I, Angus Robertson, solemnly and faithfully swear to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, her successors and successors, the SNP politician,” said a politician from the ruling party SNP in Edinburgh on Thursday. The 51-year-old has a German mother and speaks German fluently.
The former leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the British Parliament and a former BBC correspondent won the Edinburgh Central Electoral District in the Scottish capital as a direct candidate in the vote on 6 May. A particularly large number of EU citizens living there who have the right to vote in Scotland. The SNP advocates independence from the United Kingdom and a return to the European Union. It got the most votes so far in the election, but missed out on an absolute majority.
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