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Watch: Welsh first minister Vaughan Gething officially sworn in by Senedd

Holly Patrick
Wednesday 20 March 2024 16:48 GMT

Watch as Vaughan Gething is officially nominated as the next first minister of Wales on Wednesday, 20 March.

It came after Welsh Labour members chose the current minister for the economy, 49, to be their next party leader succeeding Mark Drakeford, who had held the position since 2018.

Mr Gething was declared the country’s fifth leader since the National Assembly for Wales, now the Senedd, was established in 1999.

He has been a Member of the Senedd (MS) since 2011, and has sat in the cabinet since 2016.

Mr Gething rose to prominence as health minister from 2016 to 2021, holding the position throughout the Covid pandemic.

On Wednesday, the Senedd met to choose a nominee; if only Mr Gething’s name was put forward he would be declared the nominee, but if more than one nomination was made then every member except for the Llywydd, or Presiding Officer, and the Deputy Presiding Officer, would vote for their preferred candidate by roll call.

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