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Mark Drakeford confirmed as Wales' new First Minister

Mark Drakeford has been confirmed as the new First Minister after a vote in the Welsh Assembly.

He was confirmed as the Welsh Labour leader last week and succeeds Carwyn Jones, who resigned yesterday.

Mr Drakeford received 30 votes, the Conservatives' Paul Davies got 12, while Plaid Cymru's Adam Price got nine.

Addressing AM's in the Senedd, the new First Minister described Brexit as a "burning platform" and said he hoped to act as a "beacon of hope".

When I was elected as leader of the Labour party last week I said I wanted to be a beacon of hope in a darkening world.

Today is not a day for partisan remarks, but the skies around us have darkened even further in the days which have followed.

A species of madness has descended on the Conservative party in which a significant number of Members of Parliament appear to believe our country's future is best secured by heaping a leadership contest onto the burning platform which Brexit has become.

I really do believe that here in a much newer and very different institution that things really are done differently, and almost always that things are done better.

– Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister

Mr Drakeford said it was "an enormous privilege" to be leading the Welsh Labour party and to be elected as First Minister, as he renewed calls for a "kinder sort of politics".

The Queen is expected to endorse his appointment within the next 24 hours.