Alex Salmond resigns as first minister of Scotland

(AGI) Edinburgh, Sept 19 - Alex Salmond will stand down asScotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leaderafter failing to secure a majority for independence inThursday's referendum. He told a press conference that he wouldnot accept the SNP's nomination to be a candidate for leader atthe party's annual conference in November, allowing a new partyleader to be elected. . .

(AGI) Edinburgh, Sept 19 - Alex Salmond will stand down asScotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leaderafter failing to secure a majority for independence inThursday's referendum. He told a press conference that he wouldnot accept the SNP's nomination to be a candidate for leader atthe party's annual conference in November, allowing a new partyleader to be elected. . .