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John Swinney announces he will stand as leader and first minister of the SNP – video | Policy

John Swinney, Scotland’s former deputy first minister, announced Thursday his intention to run for the leadership of the Scottish National Party following the resignation of the country’s first minister this week. Humza Yousaf resigned on Monday, triggering a leadership contest as the SNP seeks to heal internal divisions and strengthen its position ahead of the UK parliamentary elections.