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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds So the election is over. What happens now? Well, the newly elected members to the Assembly will be sworn in– I think many of them today. And then when the Assembly reconvenes, their first task will be election of the First Minister. That is very clearly going to be, once again, Carwyn Jones. The Labour Party is just sort of a majority. But there doesn’t seem to be– in either the Labour Party or their only really plausible partner, Plaid Cymru, there doesn’t seem to be much appetite for a coalition government. So it looks as if we’re going to start off with a minority Labour government, possibly with support on various issues from the one Liberal Democrat, from Plaid Cymru.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds Now, that looks to be the way ahead– a single-party Labour government once again.

Formation of Government

Roger Scully discusses the formation of the Welsh Government following the election.

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