Scotland likely to hold second independence vote

Scotland likely to hold second independence vote
# 24 June 2016 14:58 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU, BBC reports.

Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will.

She said the Scottish government would begin preparing legislation to enable another independence vote.

At a news conference in Edinburgh, Ms Sturgeon said: "It is, therefore, a statement of the obvious that a second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table."

Scotland voted to remain in the European Union by 62% to 38%.

Scotland’s independence referendum in September 2014 saw 55.3% of the electorate vote in favour of staying a member of the UK.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED