Northern Ireland elections: what happens next?

The assembly must meet within eight days of the election, but it could be up to six months before a new executive is formed

The formation of a new executive at the Northern Ireland assembly could take up to six months, under laws designed to keep Stormont functioning in the event of a further crisis over Brexit.

However, there could be another election in early winter after the DUP made clear after the election results on Friday that it would not re-enter the executive without changes to the Northern Ireland protocol even if the final outcome were to put it top of the polls.

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