12 hours later. I have squeezed in a post election interview with "Hacio" and spent a little time running over the results. While at a glance the final numbers look similar to the position before everyone's election efforts, there have clearly been a number of tense counts all over Wales. However within the numbers we can see there are a number of new faces now facing the challenge of working out the next step for their parties.
I take a rather simple view of this. Rhodri Morgan is our leader, he is popular across political divides and will trust him (and back him) in his decision that I know will follow a period of consultation with those who made in to the new Assembly team and other party colleagues.