The Welsh First Minister was on the Politics Show this lunchtime saying that his retirement plans haven't been affected by the economic downturn.
This now clears the way for the likes of Carwyn Jones, Huw Lewis and Edwina Hart (maybe?) to throw their hats into the ring and get the contest for the top job underway.
So who do we reckon will be the first to go for it?
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