What Was the Result of Scotland's Independence Referendum?


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Voters in Scotland voted against the independence referendum in 2014 and remain part of the United Kingdom. The result was closely monitored around the world. The political and economic impact of independence for Scotland was significant. Prime Minister David Cameron faced a call for his resignation depending on the outcome.

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The turnout was high, and the vote was extended to include 16- to 17-year-old Scottish citizens for the first time in history. The rejection of independence was supported by 55.3 percent of the population with a record turnout of a little under 85 percent. Stock markets in the United Kingdom rebounded after a taking a plunge before the vote.

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