Tuesday, April 6, 1999 Published at 17:37 GMT 18:37 UK
The Welsh Assembly
BBC News Online's guide to understanding the context, the powers, the methods and the people involved in the elections to the Welsh Assembly.
History of Welsh devolution
From the early 15th century until the 1960s, Wales has been a integral part of the United Kingdom. Its first attempt at self rule is as much a product of Welsh cultural identity as historical circumstance.