Humza Yousaf to Stand for Leader of SNP After Sturgeon Quits

(Bloomberg) -- Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf announced his bid to become leader of the Scottish National Party and first minister after Nicola Sturgeon unexpectedly quit on Wednesday.

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Sturgeon resigned after more than eight years as head of the country’s government and independence movement. It leaves her party — and the independence campaign — looking for a new figurehead without a clear road map, and after a recent dip in the polls.

“I have decided to put myself forward as a candidate to become Scotland’s next First Minister, and Leader of the SNP,” Yousaf said in a tweet.

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