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    Nicola Sturgeon Calls SNP’s Electoral Loss 'Disappointing'

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    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called the loss of SNP’s members in the parliament a "disappointing result," though adding that "this is our second best ever result in a Westminster" election.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Sturgeon said Friday she was disappointed with the result of the general election that has seen her pro-independence party lose 14 seats.

    "It’s a disappointing result. We’ve lost some tremendous MPs," she said, citing the defeat of SNP’s leader in the House of Commons as a severe blow.

    Sturgeon said there was a lot of thinking for the SNP to do, but added "this is our second best ever result in a Westminster election. We have won the election."

    Angus Robertson, SNP’s deputy chief and House leader, earlier lost his seat in Moray to a Conservative rival. The SNP currently holds 29 seats. The Tories have 204, while the Labour has 209.

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