Saturday, 20 September 2014

Current Affairs-General Knowledge-Scotland votes to stay with the United Kingdom

Scotland votes to stay with the United Kingdom

Scotland has voted in favour of staying a part of the United Kingdom. The historic mandate by the people of Scotland rejected their country's independence. They had a simple YES or NO choice to the question, "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Official results confirmed that with the results of 30 out of Scotland's 32 Council areas having been declared, the No side has an unbeatable lead of over 18 lakh votes to 15 lakh. The margin of victory is about 55 per cent to 45 per cent.

The vote is the culmination of a two-year campaign and talks will now begin on devolving more powers to Scotland, which had joined the United Kingdom in 1707.

Glasgow, Scotland's largest Council area and the third largest city in Britain, voted in favour of independence but Edinburgh, the nation's capital, rejected the independence.

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