Sol d ctn   aTessa LoweMarisa Liang
G nr Iomtn                ee l f a                  a n r io•   United kingdom: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland    ACt...
G vrmn S ut e Sol d           oe ett c r in ctn             n    r u      a•       Current government leader is the lead m...
Eeu e oe mn                   xct G vr et                     iv   n•       Scottish ministers= first minister cabinet sec...
Mj P l aPr s                a r o icla ie                 o it     t•   scottish conservatives    scottish greens•   scott...
C r n P l aIus                   ur t o iclse                     e    it s•       2004: opening of new scottish parliamen...
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Scotland

  1. 1. Sol d ctn aTessa LoweMarisa Liang
  2. 2. G nr Iomtn ee l f a a n r io• United kingdom: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland ACt of Union 1707- Political union between Scotland and England• MEmber of the European Union since 1973 Member of the United Nations since 1945
  3. 3. G vrmn S ut e Sol d oe ett c r in ctn n r u a• Current government leader is the lead minister Alex Salmond leader of the Scottish National Party• Devolved Government: Scottish Parliament opened by Queen Elizabeth ii in 1999 under the Scotland Act • the first government in Scotland for over 300 years • executive branch is the Scottish Government
  4. 4. Eeu e oe mn xct G vr et iv n• Scottish ministers= first minister cabinet secretaries, and scottish law officers executive branch: makes decisions such as education, justice, and transport. • elected by parliament • First minister > cabinet secretaries > junior scottish ministers• scottish law officers, lord’s advocate, and solicitor general appointed outside of parliament
  5. 5. Mj P l aPr s a r o icla ie o it t• scottish conservatives scottish greens• scottish labour party• scottish liberal democrats• scottish national party*
  6. 6. C r n P l aIus ur t o iclse e it s• 2004: opening of new scottish parliament building 2007: scottish national party =largest party in parliament • snp forms minority government• 2011: snp gains overall majority of scottish parliament• 2014: future plans to have referendum on national independence

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