45% of women are women, one councillor in the driver and six elected representatives from various backgrounds. The regional assembly was renewed on May 6th and is representative of Scottish society. The rise of the majority independent party.
At the call of their name, the elected officials rise one after the other and repeat after the President of the Chamber: “I express my loyalty and loyalty to Queen Elizabeth II and her heirs and heirs.” Members of the Independent Party SNP hung a white rose on the buttonhole, the Labor Party chose a red rose, and others held blue thistles. We caught a glimpse of a kilt or two, never again.
However, it was not that folklore jumped out on May 13, but a new member of the Scottish Parliament, which was greatly updated after the regional elections on May 6, was sworn in. This is the diversity of genres and languages. A real holiday: of course we speak English, but we also speak Gaelic, Urdu, German, Punjabi, Shona (mainly spoken in Zimbabwe), and even sign language.
The SNP elected Kaukab Stewart, one of the first women of color to enter Holyrood, dressed in a traditional Pakistani dress. Her conservative colleague, Pam Gosal, wore a blue veil on his head, and recited the Mool Mantar of Sikh prayers. Pam Duncan-Glancy, elected Labor, remained in her wheelchair-she is the first disabled MP to enter the hemicycle.
For its sixth legislature, twenty-one years after its creation, this chamber located in Edinburgh has never been so representative of Scottish society (5.4 million inhabitants), with 6 elected representatives from minorities, out of 129, and now 45% elected, one The earliest hemisphere in the world is so close to parity. This is the pride of the Scot and his prime minister, Nicola Sturgeon. In the office since the end of 2014, a leader with strong feminist beliefs has been re-elected as the head of the Scottish government, party, and SNP, winning 64 of Holrid’s 129 seats.
“Scottish political parties deliberately choose women, representatives of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. As the head of the list”, Explained Neil McGarvey, a political scientist at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. This diversity and participation rate (63.5%, the highest level since 1999) enhances the legitimacy of this parliament and provides a weighing argument for separatists who ensure they can rule alone Yourself. They called for a new referendum on Scottish independence seven years after the 2014 consultation and veto victory.