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Alex Salmond's Biography

Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond ( /ˈsæmənd/; born 31 December 1954) is a Scottish politician and current First Minister of Scotland. He became Scotland's fourth First Minister in May 2007. He is the Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), having served as Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Gordon. From 1987 to 2010 he served as Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan in the UK House of Commons. Salmond previously held the position of leader of the SNP from September 1990 until he stepped down in September 2000.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
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Alex Salmond News Stories

  • Officials defend relevance of Commonwealth Games

      News Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation | 38 minutes ago
    Glasgow close to a sell-out but critics question the relevance of the event Posted July 23, 2014 09:28:20 Like a tugboat ushering a slow barge into harbour every four years, the Commonwealth Games have arrived in Glasgow. And despite the Games being
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      News Source: BBC | 9 hours ago
    Tatchell calls on Salmond to condemn homophobia in the Commonwealth Political campaigner Peter Tatchell has called on leading politicians to speak out against homophobia Campaigner Peter Tatchell has called on First Minister Alex Salmond to condemn
  • Glasgow 'buzzing' ahead of Games

      News Source: BBC | 15 hours ago
    Glasgow is "buzzing" one day before the Commonwealth Games, according to the man in charge of delivering the event. David Grevemberg, chief executive of Games organiser Glasgow 2014, said the city was "just coming alive" and people wanted to be part

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