Mark Drakeford is set to become Wales’ next first minister after he won the Welsh Labour leadership election.
The AM for Cardiff West gained 53.9% of the vote, but only after the contest went to a second round.
He will replace Carwyn Jones at the helm of the Welsh Government when he stands down next week.
Vaughan Gething came second with 41.4% of the overall vote after the second round, while Eluned Morgan came third.
Deputy Welsh Labour leader Carolyn Harris revealed the election result at the Cardiff Principality Stadium on Thursday, after a contest that lasted eight months.
Mr Jones announced in April he would step down by the end of 2018 – he has been in the job for nine years.