The Scottish Greens have postponed a vote on whether to join forces with the SNP in government as discussions over the terms of a possible deal go to the wire. With the Greens potentially in the running for two ministerial positions, including one at cabinet level, and a green special adviser, both sides insist the talks remain on track. Members of the Scottish Greens were due to have voted on the issue yesterday, however. Instead the party called an extraordinary members’ meeting for August 28. Privately some SNP MSPs have accused the Greens of cutting it fine as the vote is set to occur days before Nicola Sturgeon announces her programme for government. A final text on the pact had been expected more than a week ago, and there are concerns within the two parties that Green members could yet veto any power-sharing arrangement.
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