Hall of Fame Member
- Oct 9, 2004
Humza Yousaf has narrowly won the leadership contest for the nationalist SNP and is Scotland's new First Minister.
He edged ahead in a contest which featured rows over religious beliefs, arguments about the recollection of past events, and widespread criticism of secrecy surrounding the vote.
Mr Yousaf faces a number of difficult challenges as he takes office with key priorities including defining a clear plan for independence, how to progress with the controversial gender recognition reforms, tackling Scotland's drug deaths shame (about the highest in Europe), alleviating the cost of living crisis, and turning the NHS around.