Who will be next in the hot seat?

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The AMs most likely to be in the run­ning to re­place Car­wyn Jones as Wales’ First Minister: MARK DRAKE­FORD Al­ready be­ing touted as the favourite, he’s the cur­rent Cabi­net Sec­re­tary for Fi­nance and lead­ing on the Government’s Brexit ap­proach.

Chances? From coun­cil­lors to col­leagues, there is univer­sal praise for him. One source de­scribed him as “the clever­est man in Wales”. VAUGHAN GETHING Cur­rent Cabi­net Sec­re­tary for Health.

Chances? As a fa­ther to a young son, hav­ing heard Car­wyn Jones speak about the ef­fect be­ing First Minister has had on his fam­ily, he may think twice be­fore putting his name in the hat. ELUNED MOR­GAN Cur­rently the minister for Welsh Lan­guage and Life­long Learn­ing.

Chances? She would get a lot of sup­port due to her ex­pe­ri­ence and charisma. But as a re­gional AM she wouldn’t be guar­an­teed to still be an AM af­ter the next elec­tion – un­less Labour moves her to a safe seat. KEN SKATES Since May 2016 he has held the econ­omy brief.

Chances? There’s a the­ory that Vaughan Gething, Ken Skates and Jeremy Miles are all sim­i­lar fig­ures, all rep­re­sent­ing a sim­i­lar wing of the party. JEREMY MILES A Welsh speaker, he is the cur­rent Coun­sel Gen­eral.

Chances? He’s def­i­nitely am­bi­tious and has hinted at want­ing to take a step up. HUW IRRANCA DAVIES The for­mer MP for Og­more and Chair of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Au­dit Com­mit­tee.

Chances? An­other left can­di­date, many be­lieve it would be ei­ther he or Mark Drake­ford who would stand. Has al­ready said he will con­sider stand­ing.

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