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Nomination of First Minister under Standing Order 8
The item started at 13.30.
The Presiding Officer resumed the nomination of the First Minister under Standing Order 8 that was adjourned at the meeting on 11 May 2016.
The Presiding Officer asked for the nominations of Carwyn Jones and Leanne Wood to be confirmed.
Rhun ap Iorwerth withdrew the nomination of Leanne Wood.
Point of Order
Mark Reckless raised a point of order regarding the withdrawal of Leanne Wood’s nomination as First Minister quoting Standing Order 8.3 that a further vote by roll call must take place should there be an equality of votes. The Presiding Officer ruled that it would be unreasonable to force someone who no longer wished to be nominated as First Minister to be a candidate and that there is no provision in Standing Orders to re-open nominations once closed.
In accordance with Section 47 (4) of the Government of Wales Act the Presiding Officer stated her intention to recommend to Her Majesty the appointment of Carwyn Jones as First Minister.
The Presiding Officer invited Carwyn Jones to address the Assembly, followed by leaders of the opposition parties.
Motion under Standing Order 12.10 (ii) to bring forward Questions to the First Minister at the next plenary meeting
In accordance with Standing Order 12.10, the Assembly may also consider:
(i) any business under Standing Order 12.16; and
(ii) such other business as the Assembly may by resolution agree
The item started at 14.03.
A motion without notice under Standing Order 12.10 (ii) to bring forward Questions to the First Minister at the next Plenary meeting of 24 May 2016, subject to Her Majesty’s approval of the nomination of the First Minister, was moved by Jane Hutt.
The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.