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Northern Irish Republican party has a new leader

Northern Irish Republican party has a new leader

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The republican party Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland a new leader, Michelle O’neill. The forty years of O’neill follows the veteran politician and former terrorist Martin McGuinness on that earlier this month resigned as deputy prime minister of this British part of Ireland.

O’neill has ministersposten in Northern Ireland covered.

McGuinness left out of anger over the refusal of the Northern Irish prime minister Arlene Foster to the field to clean up after a scandal involving misdirected subsidies for renewable energy. Foster of the Democratic Unionist y (DUP). The unionists of the DUP want the ties with the United Kingdom as closely as possible. The Northern Irish republicans want to connect with the republic of Ireland.

The two opposites work since a vredeakkoord in 1998 together with the government of the almost two million inhabitants, counting Northern Ireland. That cooperation is with the fall of the government of Foster and McGuinness came to an end. Thursday, march 2, there are elections in Northern Ireland.

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