The Scottish nationalists are gaining a majority of seats in parliament, according to the preliminary results of the vote count, which is still ongoing.
According to them, the Scottish National Party and the Greens together have already won 65 seats out of 129.
“The people of Scotland have voted to give pro-independence parties a majority in the Scottish Parliament. The SNP and the Scottish Greens have together made clear that they are committed to the idea of a referendum during the upcoming term of parliament,” SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said.
She added that the issue of the referendum should be “the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament” and that “this is not a decision for Boris Johnson or a politician from Westminster.”
Recall that in September 2014, a referendum on the independence of Scotland was held. Back then, 55% of Scots voted for Scotland to remain part of the UK.
But recently, Sturgeon said that the region needs independence after the conclusion of the agreement between London and Brussels on the relations of the parties following Brexit, which was voted against by a majority of Scots.
Recent opinion polls have shown that the majority of people in Scotland now support independence.