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JANE BURGERMEISTER REPORT:’Scottish Election 2011: Scotland to vote on leaving UK after nationalists surge to overall majority’

Scottish Election 2011: Scotland to vote on leaving UK after nationalists surge to overall majority

Jane Burgermeister | May 7, 2011 at 10:54 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/puNtl-1dr

Scottish Election 2011: Scotland to vote on leaving UK after nationalists surge to overall majority

Scotland will vote on leaving the United Kingdom after Alex Salmond’s nationalists swept to victory in elections to the Scottish Parliament.

Alex Salmond speaks outside Prestonfield House in Edinburgh Photo: PA

The Scottish National Party yesterday won an outright majority, the first party to do so since devolution in 1999.

The victory will allow Mr Salmond to trigger a referendum on Scottish independence during the next five-year parliament, the first formal challenge to the Union of England and Scotland in its 304-year history. In a surprisingly emphatic win, the SNP claimed 65 seats in the 129-seat Holyrood parliament.

Mr Salmond, returned as First Minister, said his party’s success would allow him to call a vote on leaving the UK.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/scottish-politics/8499427/Scottish-Election-2011-Scotland-to-vote-on-leaving-UK-after-nationalists-surge-to-overall-majority.html

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May 7, 2011 - Posted by | Internationally significant information, Jane Burgermeister Report

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