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Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and has its own Parliament. The Scottish Parliament is elected by a proportional representation system. The Scottish Parliament is responsible for legislating on devolved matters.
Democracy in Scotland
Devolution: the transfer of power from a central government to smaller, more local governments. Referendum: a vote in which everyone of voting age can take part, normally giving a “Yes” or “No” answer to a question. Constitutional Monarchy: a form of government in which a monarch is head of state but the power is held by a democratically elected government.
How many Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are there in Holyrood?
In Scotland, there are two types of local government: Councils, who are responsible for local services, and Community Councils, who are elected by local people and focus on community projects and issues. Scotland is the only part of the UK where 16 and 17-year-olds have the right to vote in local elections. Even though the UK is a monarchy, the Queen has no actual power in Scotland, which has its own devolved government.
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Q: What are the main differences between a minority, majority and coalition government in Scotland ?
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Who is the current First Minister of Scotland?
- Nicola Sturgeon
- Alex Salmond
- Jack McConnell
- Humza Yousaf
What are your rights as a citizen of a democracy?
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of devolved powers in Scotland?
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