Explainer-Scotland's difficult route to another independence referendum
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Reuters

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish independence supporters are calling Thursday’s election the most important in the nation’s history as they vow that if they win a majority in the devolved parliament, they will push for another referendum on breaking from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is close to controlling the devolved parliament – knows as Holyrood – outright in Thursday’s election. The only time the SNP have won a majority before in 2011, Britain’s then-Prime Minister David Cameron bowed to pressure and agreed to a referendum in 2014. Scots then voted …

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