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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Salmond, clear winner of the second debate on Scottish independence
The Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond. EFE / Archive
London, Aug 26 (EFE) .- Chief Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond nationalist, was the clear winner of the second and final televised debate on Scottish independence held last night, according to a survey published today by the British newspaper "The Guardian ".
The survey, conducted by ICM company says that 71% of the respondents gave the winner Salmond independence, compared to 29% who gave to Alistair Darling, the Labour former minister who heads the "Better Together" (Better Together) campaign and it was his opponent in the BBC debate.
However in the previous debate, held on 5th, Darling was the winner of that poll though by a narrower margin, 56% support compared to 44 who obtained Salmond.
The forum yesterday concluded with public Glasgow (Scotland) and broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Two Scotland for the rest of the United Kingdom , was held less than a month's historic referendum on Scottish independence from the Sept. 18 whose outcome is binding.
Both leaders expressed their arguments on key issues such as currency, the system of public health or the oil reserves in the event of a successful vote in favor of independence.
Darling criticized the independence leader who advocates the division of Scotland regardless "risks and costs" and "without a plan B" if they do not achieve monetary union with the UK, while Salmond insisted that are Scots who can better manage and Scotland to keep the pound.
Those over 16 who live in Scotland are called to the polls on September 18 to answer "yes" or "no" if you are in favor of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom.
The census for the consultation is about 4.3 million voters and the Nationalist government Scottish referendum promoter, expects the share reached 80%, about 3.36 million people. EFE