Green MSP Alison Johnstone has become the Scottish Parliament’s new Presiding Officer.
Johnstone, 55, who represents the Lothians, was formally approved after a vote of MSPs.
She said: “I want to ensure the Parliament is a place of open debate but we do that in an environment of mutual tolerance and respect.”
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