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Scottish nationalist Nicola Sturgeon will succeed Alex Salmond as leader, the Scottish National Party said on Wednesday after she was the only candidate nominated as party leader.
After Scots voted 55-45 percent against independence in a Sept. 18 referendum, First Minister Salmond announced he would step down.
Sturgeon, 44, will be formally announced as leader at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference on November 14. Leadership of the SNP means she will also become the first female First Minister of Scotland.
Less than a month after Scots spurned independence, Salmond said on Tuesday that British Prime Minister David Cameron was betraying Scotland by reneging on pledges to grant more spending powers to the Scottish parliament.
"Where there was deep disappointment at not winning the referendum, there is now a real focus on ensuring that Westminster delivers on its vow to deliver extensive new powers for Scotland," Mackay said.Last Mod: 15 Ekim 2014, 12:06