Nicola Sturgeon faces pivotal week with Alex Salmond reports due

Nicola Sturgeon faces pivotal week with Alex Salmond reports due

The Guardian

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First minister’s future, SNP’s fate in May elections and independence push all potentially at stake

Nicola Sturgeon is facing a critical week, with the expected publication of two crucial reports into her role in her government’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against Alex Salmond.

In the balance is not only Sturgeon’s future as Scotland’s leader if she is found to have breached the ministerial code – a resignation matter – but the fate of her party in the forthcoming Holyrood elections and its capacity to push for a second independence referendum should it gain a majority.

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