Humza Yousaf wins race to replace Sturgeon as Scotland’s next leader

Humza Yousaf has won the Scottish National Party leadership contest and is set to become Scotland’s First Minister replacing Nicola Sturgeon, it was announced Monday.

I will be a First Minister for all of Scotland. I will work every minute of every day to earn and to re-earn your respect and your trust 

Yousaf won 52% of the final votes cast, running on a platform dedicated to delivering Scottish independence, combating the cost-of-living crisis 

rejoining the European Union, banning conversion practices, and transitioning to renewable energy, amongst other campaign promises.

My immediate priority will be to continue to protect every Scot as far as we possibly can from the harm inflicted by the cost-of-living crisis 

to recover and reform our NHS and other vital public services, [and] to support our wellbeing economy to improve the life chances of people right across this country,” he said.