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Scotland: Humza Yousaf, the Minister of Health, takes the reins of the country

2023-03-27T18:00:53.857Z


PORTRAIT – Elected to lead the Scottish National Party to become Prime Minister, he will be the first Muslim to lead this “devolved” region of the United Kingdom.


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Humza Yousaf was elected Monday at the head of the Scottish National Party (SNP) by the members of this political party.

The small territory's health minister won 48% of the vote in the first round, then 52% in the second round, burning the politeness to his opponents Kate Forbes and Ash Regan.

This choice is expected to be confirmed by a vote by Scottish parliamentarians on Tuesday, followed by a letter from King Charles III, making the 37-year-old the new First Minister of Scotland.

He is due to take office on Wednesday morning, after being sworn in in Edinburgh, becoming the first Muslim to lead one of the UK's 'devolved' regions.

An acrimonious election campaign

The election ends six weeks of acrimonious campaigning, the first in nearly 20 years for the party, sparked by the surprise resignation in February of former prime minister Nicola Sturgeon, who had held office for eight years.

The candidates clashed violently during the televised debates, making the…

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