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First Minister of Scotland


Alexander Elliot Anderson "Alex" Salmond is the First Minister of Scotland, heading a minority Scottish Government. He is the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Member of Parliament for the constituency of Banff and Buchan, and the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Gordon. He is currently serving his second term as leader of the SNP, having previously been leader between 1990 and 2000. The SNP won the 2007 Scottish Parliament election with 47 seats, one seat ahead of their nearest rivals, the Scottish Labour Party. On 16 May 2007, Alex Salmond became First Minister, heading the SNP administration (Government of the 3rd Scottish Parliament).

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 In Copenhagen I spoke about Scotland's energy potential, our green energy potential, our ambition to be the energy powerhouse of Europe. Many countries saw the lead that Scotland was taking as an example of the legislation and of the action that must be taken to protect our planet collectively. 
— Alex Salmond on aims for 2010 / December 30, 2009
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 Despite the disappointment of Copenhagen, people power internationally will force political leadership to commit to the ambitious targets for their countries that Scotland has already set. 
— Alex Salmond on aims for 2010 / December 30, 2009
 Even now, we're being held back in the exploitation of these renewables because we now have to pay in Scotland much higher connection charges to the electricity grid than companies have to pay south of the border. That's totally unfair and totally unacceptable. If we're going to make the most of this renewable revolution, then we're going to have to have equal access to the grid - and the powers for our parliament to secure that proper access. 
— Alex Salmond outlining aims for 2010 / December 30, 2009
 So this Ne'er Day, as we look forward to 2010, I'm wishing you a happy New Year - renewing the energy of Scotland, renewing Scotland as a country. Have a guid New Year. 
— Alex Salmond outlining aims for 2010 / December 30, 2009

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