Nicola Sturgeon to step down as Scotland´s first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party once another candidate takes her position
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her resignation as the first minister and as the leader of the Scottish National Party.
According to Reuters on Wednesday, February 15, Sturgeon stated her “dominance over the party and the country was no longer the asset it once was in the fight for an independent Scotland”
Sturgeon said she has become “too divisive and too tired” and now wanted to move away from the “brutality of modern politics to focus on Nicola Sturgeon the person”.
She also announced that she will remain the leader of the country and her party until a successor is found.
After several electoral victories, Sturgeon led the country for over eight years and was known as the best political commentator in the UK.
The first minister came into power in 2014 at the time of the 2014 Scottish referendum for independence, which eventually resulted in 55 percent of the population deciding to stay with the UK.
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