Humza Yousaf has set to work appointing his cabinet after being sworn in as first minister of Scotland following the resignation of Nicola Sturgeon.
Yousaf sworn in as Scotland’s first minister
Humza Yousaf has been sworn in as the first minister of Scotland and he will start appointing his cabinet.
The 37-year-old practising Muslim succeeds Nicola Sturgeon as leader of the governing Scottish National Party (SNP) after winning the leadership election on Monday.
He was elected first minister by Scottish MPs on Tuesday and the administering of the three oaths of office at the Court of Session on Wednesday made his appointment official.
Yousaf pledged his allegiance to the King, as well as to serve him in the role as first minister and keeper of the seal of Scotland.