09/05/2022

Sinn Féin Elected As NI's Largest Party

Sinn Féin have been elected as Northern Ireland's largest party winning 27 of Stormont's 90 seats.

The DUP won 25 seats, losing 3 seats, with Alliance more than doubling its share with 17, up from 8 in the last election.

Sinn Féin's victory is a historic moment, marking the first time a Nationalist party has been the largest party in Northern Ireland's history.
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SF are now in a position to nominate a First Minister. However, the position is dependent on the second biggest party, the DUP nominating a deputy First Minister.

All the newly elected MLA's are meeting this morning at Stormont to begin their new roles. The parties will begin to select their departmental roles. However it is still unknown if NI will have a new government, as the DUP have continued to refuse the declare if they will nominate a deputy First Minister.


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