Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced he is quitting after five years in the job.
“When I stood for election as leader of Welsh Labour, I said I would stand down during the current Senedd term. That time has now come,” he said.
Mr Drakeford, 69, said he will remain in Welsh politics’ top job until his successor is picked by his party, which will happen before Easter.
The Cardiff West Member of the Senedd (MS)had always planned to stand down in 2024, although the timing of his announcement has come as a surprise.