Friday, March 3, 2017

Northern Ireland Elections -- News Updates March 3, 2017

The Guardian: DUP and Sinn Féin on course to dominate Northern Ireland assembly

Sinn Féin and Democratic Unionists appear to be neck and neck as results are declared in election that attracted high turnout

Sinn Féin is neck and neck with the Democratic Unionists in the race to become the biggest force in the next Northern Ireland assembly, although the pro-union party is still expected to emerge marginally on top.

With about a quarter of seats filled on Friday evening, the DUP were still slightly ahead of Sinn Féin with 28.08% of the first preference vote compared with the republican party’s increased share of 27.9%. The election has attracted a high turnout of almost 65%.

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Northern Ireland Elections -- News Updates March 3, 2017

Live: Northern Ireland Assembly election results -- Belfast Telegraph
Latest: Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has resigned -- Irish Examiner
Sinn Fein enjoys vote surge in Northern Ireland election -- AP
Sinn Fein, DUP neck-and-neck in snap Northern Ireland election -- Reuters
New assembly takes shape after snap Northern Irish elections -- AFP
Sinn Fein surge puts Northern Ireland power-sharing agreement at risk -- Independent
DUP clings on after first count in Northern Ireland elections beating Sinn Fein by just 1,168 votes in a race that could define the future of devolution -- Daily Mail


James said...

Ireland: The land that passeth all understanding.
P J O'Rourke
I do love the story of the two Irish funerals arriving at the cemetery at the same time.

Hamilcar Barca said...

Time for the NI to get the fuck out of UK !

Unknown said...

The UK needs to break up. I consider myself English not British. I'm sick to death of listening to winging Irish and Scottish, let them go and live the dream of their socialist utopia and let us get on with earning a living without having to constantly appease them.

Devolution has led to a surge in English nationalism, who knew! Lol Bet they didn't expect that!