The Irish nationalist party Sinn Féin won the most seats in the Northern Ireland assembly last week for the first time. Rory Carroll explains what happens now
Last week, the Irish nationalist party Sinn Féin triumphed in the Northern Ireland assembly election. For the first time since the partition of Ireland, they won the majority of seats in Stormont.
As part of the Good Friday Agreement, a power-sharing system was established. For the executive to function, the positions of first minister and deputy first minister must be held by one unionist and one nationalist.
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