News just breaking that Alex Salmond is to step down as leader of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland in November , it had been rumored earlier
today but in his press conference happening now he has just confirmed his decision.
"Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence. He will also resign as leader of the
Scottish National Party (SNP) after the "No" side won Thursday's referendum by 2,001,926 to 1,617,989 for "Yes".
"Mr Salmond also said there were a "number of eminently qualified and very suitable candidates for leader", although the current deputy first
minister Nicola Sturgeon, also deputy SNP leader, would be seen as a clear frontrunner....