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Johnson congratulates Sturgeon as SNP short on majority

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on her party's win in the United Kingdom's local elections. However, the Scottish National Party's (SNP) fell one seat short of the overall majority in the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood).

Jonhson has also invited Sturgeon, alongside the Welsh and Northern Irish First Ministers, to a summit meeting "to discuss our shared challenges" and how the devolved administrations can "work together in the coming months and years to overcome them," adding that "learning from each other we will be able to build back better."

While the SNP didn't get an overall majority, the Scottish Greens won eight seats, therefore, giving the pro-independence parties a seven vote majority in Holyrood. Sturgeon noted that a second independence referendum was the "will of the people," as Johnson asserted that the people of the UK and Scotland are "best served when we work together."

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