Yousaf set to formally resign as Scotland’s FM paving the way for Swinney

Humza Yousaf is expected to formally tender his resignation as Scotland’s First Minister on Tuesday.

The outgoing First Minister will make a a final speech to MSPs this afternoon, with this paving the way for Holyrood to vote on who should take his place.

John Swinney, who was installed unopposed as the new SNP leader on Monday, is expected to win that vote – though with his party not having an overall majority at Holyrood, he will need to rely on MSPs from at least one other party to either back him in the ballot or abstain

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