Sf Blossom, Dup Wilt In North Elections

SF BLOSSOM, DUP WILT IN NORTH ELECTIONS Sinn Finn has enjoyed its strongest ever results in Northern Ireland election history. The snap poll was sparked by the collapse of the power-sharing government 6 weeks ago over DUP leader Arlene Foster’s links to the so-called cash for ash controversy. The nationalist party is now just one seat behind the DUP – which previously held ten more seats than Sinn Fein and also had an overall majority. Sinn Fein has 27 seats to the DUP’s 28, and the Unionist party – having failed to reach the 30-seat target – has also lost its ability to table ‘Petitions of Concern’. These are effectively vetoes on legislation.

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