A half-Scottish politician has made history today, becoming the first person with dual nationality to become premier of a German state.
David McAllister won election, in the regional parliament of Lower Saxony, to replace Christian Wulff, now that he is the country’s president.
The 39-year-old also becomes Germany’s youngest state premier.
Nicknamed “Mac”, he was born in Berlin to a German mother and a soldier in the British army.
A rising star of Chancellor Merkel’s CDU party, some believe David McAllister could rise to the very top of German politics one day.