The Scottish National Party It was on track to have the largest party in the shattered parliament in Hollywood on Saturday, but the chamber seems unlikely to fall short of gaining a majority of 129 seats.
The pro-independence SNP won 59 of the first 30 pre-election seats announced by Saturday afternoon, but failed to reach the target margin considered essential for a majority in a partially proportional representation parliament.
The SNP’s fourth consecutive Scottish parliamentary election means he will remain in government in Edinburgh with a strong platform to push for a second referendum on independence from the UK.
But the Conservative UK government will use any SNP failure to gain a clear majority as a reason for rejecting the approval of the 2014 ballot renewal, with Scots backing 55-45 per cent in the union.
Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP and Scotland’s first minister, said her party had always had a “very long shot” to win a majority in the proportional representation parliament, a feat only conducted in 2011. The SNP has run a minority government for the past five years.
“I am very happy and very confident to be on top of the train at the SNP and win the power to form a government again,” Starzion told the BBC in Glasgow County on Friday.
Analysts said that despite the SNP’s lack of a majority, the pro-independence Scottish Greens Holliday MSP seemed almost certain to win enough seats to secure more than half of the people behind another referendum.
Sturgeon has repeatedly insisted that the UK government would not reject the approval of another separate vote if there was an overall majority support for one in Hollywood.
John Sweeney, Scotland’s deputy first minister, said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson “should only accept democracy in Scotland” if a majority of MSPs support another referendum.
“It simply came to our notice then. “People in Scotland will vote for this,” Sweeney told the BBC on Saturday.
Johnson suggested in January that Westminster should not approve another referendum until at least the 2000s. In a Interview with The Telegraph The prime minister did not elaborate on his intentions, but said the referendum would be “irresponsible and reckless” in the current context.
The final balance of 5 M MSPs selected through the regional list seats was announced on Saturday after the announcement of the last few constituencies.
Despite winning a few key target seats, the SNP dealt a blow to the expectations of the majority when the strategic vote of Conservative party supporters helped Labor hold on to the East Scottish edge of Dumbarton. Liberal Democrat supporters in West Aberdeenshire helped Toris resist an SNP challenge.
John Curtis, a professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, said Aberdeenshire West’s results made it clear that the SNP would not repeat the 2011 feat of gaining a Hollywood majority. “On the To5 route [seats] “It’s definitely off now,” Curtis told the BBC.
The improved performance of the Scottish Greens, however, suggested that there would be a larger Hollywood road majority for a second referendum after leaving the UK. “The pro-independence majority in the upcoming parliament will probably be a bit higher,” said Mark Defley, a Scottish public opinion adviser.
Analysts say Anas Sarwar, the new leader of the once influential leftist party, is generally seen as a good campaigner but does not appear to be able to overtake the Labor Conservatives as Scotland’s largest opposition party.
Sarwar Glasgow almost doubled Labor’s vote in the South Side constituency but the upcoming MSP Starzion was easily defeated. But the new leader emphasized that his “project” was progressing to change labor.
“It’s a great change compared to where we were when I took on this job 10 years ago,” he said.
Despite weather and snow in most parts of the country, turnout across Scotland on Thursday was higher than in 2016, and many observers have judged the campaign to be relatively disappointing.
Voters in the Scottish parliamentary elections have two votes, the fate of the smaller parties being largely determined by one voter for the regional party list.
Leading figures in the Constituent Assembly-level vote have suggested that former SNP minister Alex Salmond, who stood on the new regional list – will fail to win a new seat – the pro-independence Alba Party.
Salmond said Sympathetic bloggers in a video call He was “on a bad run” after losing the Westminster seat in 2013. But the former SNP leader insisted that Alger would be “dissatisfied” with the house, saying the frustrated Sturgeon had failed to file a lawsuit in favor of dropping the case. UK.
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