Scots in Inverclyde Vote Against Independence With 50.1%

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The Inverclyde council area, located in the west central Lowlands, has voted ‘No’ to Scottish independence, according to the reports released early Friday.

MOSCOW, September 19 (RIA Novosti) – The Inverclyde council area, located in the west central Lowlands, has voted ‘No’ to Scottish independence, according to the reports released early Friday.

The "No" vote in Inverclyde wins by 27,329 to 27,243 - that's 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent.

The total turnout in the council area stood at 87.4 percent.

On Thursday, people in Scotland were voting in the historic independence referendum. Voters were given a ballot paper with the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" and the "yes" or "no" options.

Five of 32 Scotland’s council areas have declared their results so far. All five said “No” to Scotland leaving the United Kingdom.

Official results are expected to be announced between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. local time on Friday.

If the majority of Scots votes "yes" in the referendum, then on March 24, 2016, Scotland will become independent from the United Kingdom.

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