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First Minister

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the chief minister of the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, or National Assembly for Wales
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First′ Min′ister



n. Canadian.
1. the prime minister of Canada.
2. any of the provincial premiers.
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References in classic literature ?
"Be it so; but he is the first minister at present."
"A king, ignorant and embarrassed as I shall be, will, as a matter of course, require a first minister of state."
de Richelieu, the first minister of my grandmother, Marie de Medici, was simply bishop of Lucon, as you are bishop of Vannes."
"It would be better," said Aramis, bowing, "that I should not be appointed first minister until your royal highness has procured my nomination as cardinal."
There is likewise another diversion, which is only shown before the emperor and empress, and first minister, upon particular occasions.
"As first minister, it belongs to the duties of our charge to know everything.
As to this, his natural and not to be alienated inheritance, the messenger on horseback had exactly the same possessions as the King, the first Minister of State, or the richest merchant in London.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood told the First Minister: "It was right that you today acknowledged the wrongdoing in relation to Adam Price's personal data.
MA By MARTIN SHIPTON THE tio ste dAS THERE is growing speculation Carwyn Jones could step down as First Minister during this National Assembly term, with Clwyd South AM Ken Skates one of the favourites to replace him.
ALEX Salmond has vowed to fight on as First Minister if he fails to make his independence dream become reality.
The First Minister said: "Global partnerships are increasingly important in allowing us to expand our horizons and enhance our international reputation.