SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been formally sworn in as Scotland’s first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. She is the 5th First Minister of Scotland
Ms Sturgeon was elected to the role by MSPs on Wednesday before receiving the Royal Warrant, which is formal approval of her appointment.
She is due to lead First Minister’s Questions for the first time as head of the Scottish government.
Ms Sturgeon is not expected to announce her new deputy until Friday.
Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie has taken over Ms Sturgeon’s role as the SNP’s deputy leader but, because he does not serve in the Scottish Parliament, she will need to choose a deputy first minister from among the ranks of the party’s MSPs.
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