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Scottish leader in talks to form pro-independence parliamentary majority

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LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was in talks with the Scottish Green Party to form a coalition that would cement a pro-independence majority in the devolved parliament ahead of a political fight the future of the United Kingdom. Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), said she had held discussions with the Greens, who have promised to support a second independence referendum, at her official residence on Tuesday. The SNP had been hopeful of winning an outright majority in elections this month which would have strengthened their call for …

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