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Latest news and political updates on Humza Yousaf, a Scottish politician who in 2023 was appointed the leader of the SNP and named First Minister of Scotland. He previously served as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care in the Scottish Government, being the first non-white and first Muslim cabinet minister in Scotland. Yousaf is a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow Pollok since 2016. Yousaf previously served as Minister for External Affairs and International Development, Minister for Europe and International Development, Minister for Transport and the Islands, and Cabinet Secretary for Justice. As Justice Secretary, he introduced the Hate Crime Bill, and as Health Secretary, he has been leading Scotland's Covid-19 vaccination programme. Yousaf was born and raised in Glasgow and studied politics at the University of Glasgow. Before his political career, he worked as a parliamentary assistant for several prominent MSPs.