LONDON (Reuters) -Nicola Sturgeon mentioned on Wednesday she would resign as Scotland’s first minister after eight years within the job.

Sturgeon advised a information convention in Edinburgh that she would stay chief of Scotland’s devolved authorities till a successor is discovered. She mentioned the choice was not linked to current short-term points.

“This choice comes from a deeper and long run evaluation,” she mentioned, including she had been wrestling with the choice for weeks.

“Giving completely the whole lot of your self to this job is the one strategy to do it,” Sturgeon mentioned. “However in fact, that may solely be executed by anybody for therefore lengthy. For me it’s now in peril of turning into too lengthy.”

(Reporting by Muvija M and Sachin Ravikumar; enhancing by Kate Holton)

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