As expected, the Scottish National Party (SNP) won Wednesday’s parliamentary election in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon said shortly before the results came out that the party of the Prime Minister of Scotland would do everything possible to ensure that a new referendum would take place, even if the absolute majority was narrowly missed. The majority of those who escaped from the SNP were protected by all political organizations that defended secession.
“The only people who can determine the future of Scotland are the Scots, Westminster politicians [onde funciona o Parlamento do Reino Unido] They can’t and shouldn’t go that route, ”Sturgeon said this Saturday.
“If the referendum on independence had a simple and democratic majority in the Scottish Parliament, it would have no anti-democratic, electoral or moral justification. [o primeiro-ministro] Boris Johnson is blocking the right of the Scottish people to decide their future, ”he said before the election. “If this happens in most democracies in the world, it would be a ridiculous debate,” he added.
Sturgeon’s party won 64 seats and became the absolute majority. With a by-election increase in the last 2016 elections, Sturgeon has no doubt that these results are “historic and extraordinary,” signaling the SPN’s fourth victory in the Scottish Parliament.
Sturgeon confirms that in an election with 64% turnout, Scottish voters gave him a “firm” mandate to hold a legally recognized referendum. Although the country’s first priority is to recover from the crisis caused by the epidemic, it plans to hold a second referendum soon.
The majority of pro-independence Scottish Greens who fled to Sturgeon have reached the sum of seats, vowing to secure a second referendum before the final results. The formation grew from two representatives to eight.
This would force the British government to enter dangerous territory to oppose it and ask the UK Supreme Court to repeal the existing law, thereby increasing popular support for Scotland’s independence and risking a constitutional fight over restricted legal powers. Holyrood (Scottish Parliament)).
Boris Johnson said again Friday Daily Telegraph It considers holding a referendum on this Moment “Irresponsible and irresponsible”. “This is a constitutional dispute. I do not think it is time to divide our country. What the people want is for our economy to recover and move forward together,” he added.
Among the union organizations, the Conservative Party elected 31 delegates, the same result as in the last election. Labor won 22 seats and lost two, but its leader promised to provide the SNP with a “credible alternative” over the next five years. The Liberal Democrats, on the other hand, lost one seat, now only four.
The Scottish Parliament was never included, 58 women were elected. The last count was approaching in 1999, when 48 candidates entered parliament. The first delegates from the minority, including the first color and the Muslim woman, and the first vice president in a wheelchair were elected.