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The Scottish Parliament has voted to push for a second independence referendum.
MSPs backed Nicola Sturgeon's motion, calling for her to be able to to take forward discussions with the UK Government on the details of a section 30 order, the mechanism to transfer the legal powers for a vote.
The motion was passed by 69 votes to 59.
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Nicola Sturgeon has been speaking, as the Scottish Parliament votes on whether to push forward with a second referendum.Read the full story ›
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People supporting Scottish independence have gathered outside the Parliament in Edinburgh.
Today, MSPs will vote on whether a second independence referendum should be held.
The Scottish Parliament is expected to vote today for a second independence referendum.
The Scottish Greens are likely to support the SNP's call for Scotland to go to the polls again in late 2018 or early 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the SNP's timeframe.
The vote was postponed last week following the Westminster terror attack.
We will have updates during the day and a special report in Lookaround tonight.
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