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Analysis: Who could be in the new Welsh Cabinet?

You might have noticed a lot of politics this week - in case you missed it, Wales has a new First Minister.

Goodbye Carwyn Jones, hello Mark Drakeford.

The 64 year old will officially be made First Minister later today with the Queen approving the committed republican in his new job.

His first task will be appointing a new cabinet. So who could be in and who could be out?

Kirsty Williams will continue as Education Secretary Credit: PA

Mark Drakeford has already said he plans for a 50/50 gender split cabinet and the first person he's confirmed in it, is the Lib Dem Kirsty Williams who will remain Education Secretary.

There is speculation Jane Hutt could return. She was Mark Drakeford's Labour leadership campaign manager and left the cabinet in 2017 after 18 years in government.

Mr Drakeford made it clear in the leadership race that he would offer jobs to his rivals Eluned Morgan and the Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

One insider speculated that Ken Skates - a Drakeford leadership backer - could be given a beefed up role.

So who could be leaving? Rumours in Cardiff Bay suggest Alun Davies, the Local Government secretary, could be out.

Eluned Morgan could be promoted to cabinet Credit: ITV Wales

The First Minister is limited in law by the number of people he can have in cabinet.

Mr Drakeford may opt for a limited reshuffle now with a bigger one in the new year.