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Five minutes with the candidates

A clock showing five minute to the hour
The candidates had five minutes to answer random questions

In an exercise in quick-fire democracy, the three contenders for the leadership of Labour in Wales and to become first minister agreed to be interviewed against the clock on largely non-political matters.

Edwina Hart, Carwyn Jones and Huw Lewis were grilled by BBC Wales political reporter Carl Roberts for exactly five minutes.

After a polite request to keep their answers short, they manage to give answers on everything from their home life, children and families, pets, heroes, regrets and pastimes.

Click below to see the interviews.



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