Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf Expected to Resign as Early as Monday

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Humza Yousaf’s resignation comes weeks after his 39th birthday and little more than a year after he became Scotland’s first minister.

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His appointment followed his steady rise up the ranks of the SNP since he first became an MSP in 2011.

A year after winning a seat, he was made minister for Europe and international development, a position he held for nearly four years.

He then enjoyed a series of promotions, becoming transport secretary in 2016, justice secretary in 2019, and health secretary in 2021.

When Nicola Sturgeon announced she was standing down as first minister in 2023, Yousaf was seen as the continuity candidate to succeed her.

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On taking up the post, he became the first ethnic minority leader of a devolved government and the first Muslim to lead a major UK party.

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