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Scottish parliament backs second independence referendum

The Scottish parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of holding a second referendum on independence, thereby endorsing the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. 

The vote, which was won by 69 to 59 votes, translates into a formal request to Westminster to grant Holyrood powers to hold a referendum under a section 30 order. 

It shortly after a meeting between Ms Sturgeon and the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Monday in Glasgow, where Ms May reiterated that "now is not the time" for such a referendum. 

Ms May had earlier this month rejected such a proposal, stating that it would not be appropriate until the Brexit process was over. 

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