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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

BREAKING: Edwin Poots resigns as DUP leaders

In what will go down as the shortest leadership in the parties history, Edwin Poots has resigned as DUP leader, less than a month after taking over from Arlene Foster.

Many within the DUP had become concerned with Mr Poots action in nominating a First Minister following the revelation an Irish Language act would be introduced by the UK government in October if the Assembly didn’t act.

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This prompted an internal party meeting tonight at the DUP HQ which was attended by Mr Poots.

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Edwin Poots said in a statement: “I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected.

“The Party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected. This has been a difficult period for the Party and the country and I have conveyed to the Chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both
Unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place.”

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