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, adding,” If this happens in most democracies in the world, it would be a ridiculous debate.
Despite predictions from an analyst heard by the BBC, Sturgeon’s party did not cross 63 seats, reaching 64th at the end of the day on Saturday, with an absolute increase compared to the “historic and extraordinary” results of the 2016 election for Sturgeon, the SPN’s fourth victory in the Scottish Parliament.
Sturgeon claims that in an election with 64% of the vote, 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 wants to hold a second referendum once the crisis is over.
Sturgeon, who lost by a majority, expects a pro-independence majority with the Scottish Green Party – confirmed by the party leader before the final results – to win a second referendum.
This would increase the popular support for Scotland’s independence and increase the risk of a constitutional battle over Holyrood’s restricted legal powers, forcing the British government to enter dangerous territory to ask the UK Supreme Court to repeal the law.
When the referendum was held this time, Boris Johnson said Friday Daily Telegraph Be “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.
The Conservative Party elected 31 delegates, the same result of the last election. Labor won 22 seats, two seats short, but its leader promised to provide the SNP with a “credible alternative” over the next five years. The Scottish Green Party increased the number of delegates from two to eight, while the Liberal Democrats lost one seat, now only four.
In another important milestone, the Scottish Parliament was never included: 58 candidates were elected. The last number to come was in 1999, when 48 candidates entered parliament. The first representatives of the minorities were also elected. In particular, she was chosen as the first color and Muslim woman and the first companion in a wheelchair.