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The 2013 Scottish state elections were held on the same date as state elections across the British Republic.
|Scottish State election 2013|
|129 seats of the Scottish Parliament|
|9th May 2013|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Johann Lamont||Ruth Davidson||Colin Fox|
|Party||[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]||[[Progressive Conservative Party of Scotland|Template:Progressive Conservative Party of Scotland/meta/shortname]]||[[New Left|Template:New Left/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||8th July 2009||4th November 2011||25th June 2011|
|Last election||62||7 (As Conservative Party)||0 (As Scottish Socialist Party)|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Willie Rennie||Alex Salmond||Patrick Harvie|
|Party||[[Social Liberal Party|Template:Social Liberal Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Scottish National Party|Template:Scottish National Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Green Party|Template:Green Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||17 May 2011||5th October 1990||3rd March 2008|
|Leader's seat||Mid Scotland and Fife||North East Scotland||Glasgow|
Previous First Minister
The election saw the creation of a three party minority coalition consisting of the Leftist Alliance, New Left, and the Green party.
The election also saw the rise of the Progressive Conservative Party of Scotland, the Scottish branch of the Democratic Coalition, which fell only 3 seats short of a majority and almost found itself in government in a minority coalition with the Social Liberals until the SNP backed out of supporting the coalition in favour of supporting a Leftist Alliance led government.