Scotland’s pro-independence party scores big gains in vote - The Washington Post
The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured a third term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in the county’s parliamentary elections.
With 92 out of 129 seats declared, the SNP had secured 58 compared to the Conservatives with 15, Labour with 11, Liberal-Democrats with four, and four for the Green Party.
However, despite their extraordinary performance the SNP could still fail to win enough seats to form an outright majority and may have to enter into a coalition government with the pro-independence Green Party.
SNP Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon called the results “historic.”
“There are many results still to be declared but what is now beyond doubt is that the SNP has won a third consecutive Scottish Parliament election. That has never been done before in the history of the Scottish Parliament. We have tonight made history,” she said.