The Presiding Officer doesn't have a vote in the Scottish Parliament (except in the event of a tie, when he or she is expected to vote in line with certain conventions), so the news that all five candidates for the post are MSPs from unionist parties automatically changes the arithmetic.  It now works out as...Pro-independence parties : 69 seatsAnti-independence parties : 59...
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