Scottish voters turned out in record numbers Thursday to decide whether to sever their 307-year-old union with England, and in the end decided to stay in the United Kingdom. Turnout for the referendum was as high as 91 percent in some constituencies as the no vote prevailed 55 percent to 45 percent. The unprecedent turnout made it difficult for analysts to accurately forecast the outcome of the vote, which gripped the nation. British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to boost the powers of the Scottish parliament regardless of the vote.
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