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Scottish Election Results Put Independence Push on Uncertain Path

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

GLASGOW, Scotland -- In what some here are calling a throwback to the electoral bedlam that surrounded U.S. President George W. Bush's controversial win over Al Gore in 2000, Scotland's recent election proved chaotic, with a divisive outcome that could threaten the future of the whole United Kingdom.

As the dust settles around the May 4 vote for a new Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National Party (SNP), which attracted worldwide attention in the months leading up to the election by running on a call for Scotland to secede from the United Kingdom, has emerged victorious. ...

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