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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2015-05-12

Scotland set to punch above its weight in UK election

For the first time, Scottish voters could play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the UK general election. Nicola Sturgeon’s pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) is set to make history, since it's likely to take more than 40 seats from the Labour party. The Scottish Nationalists could even end up forming a coalition with Labour, transforming the face of British politics. So what explains the rise of the SNP? Our team went to Glasgow to find out.

Programme prepared by Josh Vardey and Elise Duffau.

>>> Read FRANCE 24's blog post: Will the head of Scottish Labour lose his seat?

By Hervé AMORIC , Lucy FIELDER

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Michael KEATING

Director, Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

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2017-10-19 Europe

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2017-10-18 Americas

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2017-10-17 France

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