Scot­land’s leader breaks with tra­di­tion, sup­ports Clin­ton

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

LON­DON (AP): SCOT­TISH FIRST Min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon has thrown po­lit­i­cal tra­di­tion aside to make her sup­port for Hillary Clin­ton clear for all to see.

The pop­u­lar leader of the proin­de­pen­dence Scot­tish Na­tional Party said in a Sun­day Mail column that she “fer­vently hopes” Clin­ton will best Re­pub­li­can ri­val Don­ald Trump in Tues­day’s US pres­i­den­tial vote.

It’s un­usual for po­lit­i­cal lead­ers to ex­press their opin­ion on other coun­try’s elec­tions while the cam­paign is still un­der­way. Neu­tral­ity is usu­ally ob­served.

None­the­less, Stur­geon said Clin­ton would be “a great pres­i­dent” and that the elec­tion of a woman leader in the US would “also mark the shat­ter­ing of the glass ceil­ing in terms of equal­ity for women.”

Stur­geon also says that Clin­ton, although not per­fect, would be a great role model for women through­out the world.

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