Closer than ever: but can Sinn Féin and the DUP work together?

Posted By: March 04, 2017

“The DUP lost the greatest number of seats, dropping below the 30 MLAs which enables it to deploy a petition of concern. Coming in under the threshold that gives it the power veto legislation in the Assembly could prove Arlene Foster’s undoing, and having overseen the first decline in her party’s vote is likely to face a leadership challenge…In a significant blow, unionism lost its overall majority in the assembly for the first time, falling from 56 seats after last May’s election to 40.


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