Federalists in favor of retaining the province in the United Kingdom blocked the functioning of the local assembly to protest some of the post-Brexit provisions.
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A week after the historic victory of Sinn Féin, which has been campaigning for Ireland’s reunification, Northern Ireland is mired in political paralysis. Federalists in favor of retaining the province in the United Kingdom blocked the functioning of the local assembly to protest some of the post-Brexit provisions. Boris Johnson is expected to try to defuse the situation on Monday, we learned on Friday 13 May.
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The newly-elected assembly met on Friday for the first time since Sinn Féin, a supporter of reunification with the Republic of Ireland, came out on top in local elections on May 5, the first time in the province’s more than a hundred-year history.
But the DUP (Federalists), who came in second place, refused to share power with Sinn Féin, as provided for in the 1998 peace deal, until the protocol negotiated by London was set for Brexit. Subsequent customs controls remain in force. At the time of divorce with the European Union. Elected representatives of this political party refused to appoint the Speaker of the local assembly to show their determination.
“Disappointed” and “Annoyed” To the public facing institutional deadlock, Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill, expected to become the new head of government in Northern Ireland, accuses the DUP of mopping up “Holded the company to the tough Brexit brought along with its friends” Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party.
He said the British prime minister is scheduled to visit Belfast on Monday, adding that Northern Ireland is “A pawn in the middle of the battle between the British government and the European Union”,
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