The 2008 Scottish state elections were held alongside the other state elections of the British republic.

2003 Scotland 2013
Scottish State election, 2008
129 seats to the Scottish Parliament
8th May 2008
First party Second party Third party
Leader Jack McConnell Alex Salmond Patrick Harvie
Party [[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]] [[Scottish National|Template:Scottish National/meta/shortname]] [[Green Party|Template:Green Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 22nd November 2001 5th October 1990 3rd March 2008
Leader's seat Central Scotland North East Scotland Glasgow
Last election 63 22 15
Seats after 62 39 13
Seat change -1 +17 -2
Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Nicol Stephen Annabel Goldie
Party [[Social Liberal Party|Template:Social Liberal Party/meta/shortname]] [[Conservative Party|Template:Conservative Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 27th June 2005 31st October 2005
Leader's seat North East Scotland West of Scotland
Last election 23 6
Seats after 8 7
Seat change -15 +1

Previous First Minister
Jack McConnell
[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]

First Minister
Jack McConnell
[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]


The elections saw the Leftist Alliance minority government continue in power having only lost 1 seat whilst the SNP which had been supporting the government saw a gain of 17 seats.

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