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Election a chance for Scotland to boost mandate for independence vote - Sturgeon

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By Elisabeth O'LearyEDINBURGH (Reuters) - The decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to call an early election on June 8 gives Scotland a chance to reinforce its democratic mandate to hold an independence referendum, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon suggested on Tuesday.May unexpectedly announced she would seek an early election, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up support for her Brexit plan."In terms of Scotland, this move is a huge political miscalculation by the Prime Minister," said Sturgeon, whose Scottish ...

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 21:18 IST