Friday, 2 October 2009
To the winner the crown, maybe.
Well, the race to replace Rhodri Morgan as leader of the Labour group of Assembly Members is underway. But will the winner automatically become First Minister. Not necessarily. The eventual winner will have to enter into discussions with the deputy First Minister who, of course, is Ieuan Wyn Jones the leader of Plaid Cymru. Despite the insistance of both parties that the Plaid/Labour coalition is a done deal there are voices off stage that are looking at other options. Rhodri might yet be with us as acting First Minister a little longer than December.