Nicola Sturgeon has hailed the SNP's "historic and extraordinary" fourth consecutive victory in the Scottish Parliament election, APA reports citing BBC.
With all the results in, the SNP has finished on 64 seats - one short of a majority but one more than it won in 2016.
Ms Sturgeon said her priority was to steer the country through the pandemic.
But she said she still intended to hold an independence referendum once the crisis has passed.
And she said there was no democratic justification for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, or anyone else, to attempt to block it
With all seats now declared the SNP has won 64, the Conservatives 31, Labour 22, the Scottish Greens eight and Liberal Democrats four.