The Scottish nationalists (SNP) of Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon seem to be heading for a major victory in the regional parliamentary elections. With a clear victory, a new referendum on independence comes closer. Based on the gradual arrival of the results, Sturgeon said she was confident that she would remain in power, but she said it was much more difficult to achieve an absolute majority.
The SNP won seats over conservatives and Labour, reports British media. For example, the Ayr constituency went to the Sturgeon party, which wants Scotland to rejoin the European Union. The conservative Ayr was considered one of the SNP’s main targets. Sturgeon himself retained her seat in Glasgow and defeated the Scottish Labour leader.
The SNP plans to hold the referendum on Scottish secession from the United Kingdom by the end of 2023. But the British Prime Minister, Mr Johnson, has already said that he will not allow the consultation. In the last referendum in 2014, 55 percent voted for staying in the UK, but that was for brexit. Most Scots were opposed to the British leaving the European Union.
The final result is expected in the course of Saturday.