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Sturgeon: Indyref mandate 'renewed and strengthened'

The first minster has said the SNP vote in Scotland means Scotland has a "democratic right" to choose its future.

Nicola Sturgeon said a detailed case for a transfer of power to hold an independence referendum would be published next week.

The SNP won 48 seats in Scotland after securing 45% of the vote - 8.1% more than in the last general election, when the party won 35 seats.