Scottish finance minister to run to replace Sturgeon as First Minister

Scottish finance minister Kate Forbes will run in the leadership contest to replace Nicola Sturgeon as Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and first minister, the BBC reported on Monday.

Forbes, who was elected to the Scottish parliament in 2016 and took office as finance secretary four years later, would be the third candidate to announce their intention to stand in the race after Sturgeon's surprise resignation last week.

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