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HomeLondon EyePakistan-born Prime Minister of Scotland Hamza Yusuf resigned before the no-confidence vote

Pakistan-born Prime Minister of Scotland Hamza Yusuf resigned before the no-confidence vote

He will also step down as leader of the Scottish National Party, a position he will hold until a successor is found.

Britain’s opposition Labor Party looks set to regain a seat in national elections expected later this year

Dr. Akhtar Gulfam

London: The Prime Minister (First Minister) of Pakistani origin of Scotland, Hamza Yusuf, resigned from his post on Monday.

Scottish First Minister Hamza Youssef has resigned, raising the prospect of Britain’s opposition Labor Party regaining its former Scottish heartland in national elections expected later this year.

The 39-year-old politician said he would also step down as leader of the Scottish National Party but would remain in the position until a successor was found.

Yusuf, the first Muslim leader of a major political party in Britain, said in a statement that he thinks victory is possible.

He further said ‘I have concluded that a new leadership is needed to close the gap between us in politics.’

Yusuf’s SNP has 63 members in the 129-seat parliament, two short of a majority.

Yusuf had initially said that he had no intention of resigning and that he intended to seek a vote of confidence.

But now after his resignation, Parliament has 28 days to elect a new minister.

They were also under pressure because of controversial new laws, which criminalized hate speech against several groups, including transgender people.

But he added that he was “unwilling to trade his values or principles or make a deal with anyone just to maintain power.”

Last week, Hamza Yusuf abruptly ended a power-sharing deal between his Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Green Party in the hope that he could lead a minority government, but opposition parties launched a no-confidence motion. did Since then, the demand for his resignation has been gaining momentum.

His government had already abandoned net-zero carbon emissions targets on climate policy, angering his coalition Green Party.
The opposition Scottish Conservatives then tabled a no-confidence vote against Hamza Youssef, which was due to be held on Wednesday and which he is in danger of losing.
The Scottish Labor Party also tabled another vote of no confidence in their government.
The Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats, and Greens all said they would vote against him, forcing him to seek the support of a single lawmaker from the pro-independence Alba party.
Alba’s Ash Regan is a former colleague of Hamza Youssef in the SNP who ran against Nicola Sturgeon to succeed Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister in the March 2023 election.
Hamza Yusuf, the first Muslim leader of a major UK political party, said in a statement that he thought winning was “absolutely possible”.
But he added that he was “unwilling to compromise on values or principles or deal with anyone just to maintain power.”

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