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The 2008 Scottish state elections were held alongside the other state elections of the British republic.
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|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|
|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|
Previous First Minister
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.