SNP to seek Scottish independence vote after election victory

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    The Scottish election has delivered a parliamentary majority in favour of independence.

    First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon said she will use that majority to fight for a second referendum, despite resistance from Boris Johnson’s government in Westminster.

    The first referendum was defeated in 2014 by a 10-point margin, but then came Brexit, which Scotland opposed by a large margin and has reinvigorated the independence movement.

    The election result pits Sturgeon against Johnson in a confrontation that will dominate UK politics, with the future of the United Kingdom at stake.

    Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Edinburgh, Scotland.

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