ERR in Edinburgh: Key Question Now Is Cameron's Promises (1)

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9/19/2014 10:54 AM
Category: Politics

After people living in Scotland voted against independence, the question now is whether UK Prime Minister David Cameron will keep his pledge to hand Scotland more rights, says ERR's Johannes Tralla, the Europe correspondent.

According to BBC, a little over two million people voted 'no' with 1.6 million voting for independence from the United Kingdom, with participation at around 90 percent.

The government in London has hinted in the past few weeks that Scotland will get more rights if independence is rejected, Tralla said, adding that the goal now is to reassure the 45 percent of the population who voted 'yes.'

Around 1,000 Estonians had the right to participate in the referendum. Minna-Liina Lind, a spokesman for the Estonian Foreign Ministry, said only 50 people had registered with them as long-term residents of Scotland, although estimates put the number closer to 1,000.

Every EU citizen who has registered as a voter in Scotland may take part, including Estonians.


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