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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 16 May 2007

Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.

The meeting opened at 10.00 am.   

1. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau,
moved S3M-14—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 16 May 2007

10.00 am Business Motion

followed by Selection of the Parliament’s nominee for First Minister

Thursday 17 May 2007

11.15 am First Minister's Motion to appoint Scottish Ministers

followed by First Minister's Motion to appoint Junior Scottish Ministers

(b) that the period for lodging First Minister’s Questions for First Minister’s Question Time on 31 May 2007 should end at 4.00 pm on Thursday 24 May;

(c) that the period for Members to submit their names for selection for General Question Time on 31 May 2007 should end at 4.00 pm on Thursday 17 May; and

(d) that the period for Members to submit their names for selection for General and Themed Question Times on 7 June 2007 should end at 4.00 pm on Thursday 24 May.

The motion was agreed to.

2. First Minister: The following members were nominated as candidates for appointment as First Minister—

 

Annabel Goldie

 

  Jack McConnell  
  Alex Salmond  
  Nicol Stephen  

The result of the first round of voting was— 

 

Annabel Goldie

16

  Jack McConnell 46
  Alex Salmond 49
  Nicol Stephen 16
  Abstentions 1
  Spoilt papers 0

Accordingly, Annabel Goldie and Nicol Stephen were eliminated at that round and a second round of voting was held.  The result of that round of voting was—

  Jack McConnell 46
  Alex Salmond 49
  Abstentions 33
 

Spoilt papers

0

Alex Salmond was duly selected as nominee for appointment as First Minister.The meeting closed at 11.23 am.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
16 May 200