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World Northern Ireland. Three weeks after his election, the head of the Party Unionist Edwin Poots resigns

04:45  18 june  2021
04:45  18 june  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Edwin Poots has resigned as leader of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) after colleagues rebelled over a deal to revive the Northern Ireland assembly, triggering a new political crisis in the region. Poots quit on Thursday night after just 21 days in the job, the latest drama in a leadership With many unionists blaming the DUP for the own-goal – and loyalist protesters taking to the streets – Poots and others in the party staged a putsch against Arlene Foster in April. The Stormont agriculture minister – a creationist from the Paisleyite wing who believes the Earth is just 6,000 years old

Northern Ireland got new government leaders on Thursday after the two biggest parties broke a standoff that had threatened to scuttle the Protestant-Catholic power-sharing administration. But the move inflamed tensions inside the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party , as party legislators, angry at Edwin Poots went ahead and nominated Paul Givan, who was confirmed by the Northern Ireland Assembly as first minister. Michelle O'Neill of the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein was reappointed deputy first minister. Accepting the nomination, Givan said politicians “must recognize there is more in

Le chef du Parti unioniste d'Irlande du Nord DUP, Edwin Poots, à Dublin, le 3 juin 2021. © AFP / Paul Faith The head of the Northern Ireland Unionist Party Dup, Edwin Pots, in Dublin, June 3, 2021.

Leader From the North Irish Democratic Party (DUP), Edwin Poots, announced Thursday in a statement that he was leaving his position, only three weeks after his entry into office in replacement of Arlene Foster.

The head of the unionist party of northern Ireland Dup, Edwin Poots , announced Thursday that he would resign after only three weeks, while the pro-English party has crisis a few hours only after installing A new Prime Minister.

"I asked the party president to start an electoral process within the party to allow the election of a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party" , he said in a statement.

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Edwin Poots will stand down as DUP leader after just three weeks , he said tonight. Poots had faced internal revolt from party figures over restarting power sharing. He nominated a DUP First Minister 'without consultation', angering colleagues. The DUP appears to be in disarray after a majority of its elected representatives earlier opposed Mr Poots ' decision to nominate a Stormont First Minister. In a statement following the meeting, Mr Poots said: '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

The leader of Northern Ireland 's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Edwin Poots , faced a major revolt on Thursday just weeks after taking charge as he defied an overwhelming party vote and nominated a new head of the regional government. He appointed party ally Paul Givan to replace Arlene Foster as Northern Ireland 's First Minister despite DUP lawmakers objecting to a condition of the appointment accepted by Poots – a British government promise to introduce legislation to give additional rights for Irish language speakers if the local assembly fails to do so.

This announcement has occurred a few hours after 24 of the 28 regional elected officials of the DUP expressed their opposition to the choice of Edwin Poots, for the post of Prime Minister of the British Province.

"A difficult time for the party and the country" Mr. Poots said he would resign after a meeting of party members Thursday night at the DUP headquarters in Belfast.

"The party asked me to stay in office until the election of my successor" , he said in a statement. "This has been a difficult time for the party and the country and I sent to the President my determination to do everything I can for the Unionism and Northern Ireland to be reinforced" , A-T -he adds.

earlier in the day, Unionists and Republicans had reached an agreement to maintain a shared governance, with a representative of each camp at the head of the local executive, with the aim of avoiding a new crisis in the British province confronted at post-Brexit voltages.

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Ahead of the meeting of the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12pm, a bruising internal meeting of DUP representatives took place at which sizeable majority of MLAs and MPs voted against Poots ’ intention to nominate a Stormont First Minister. Poots , who succeeded the ousted Arlene Foster last month, is now facing questions about his own leadership future after he proceeded with the nomination despite the internal opposition. DUP party officers are meeting this afternoon with BBC Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan reporting that they may inform Poots that they no longer have confidence in his leadership.

Three weeks in the job and the new DUP leader is fighting for his political life with the woman he ousted landing blows on Twitter. A meeting of the party , described as "bedlam", was still going on when Edwin Poots went to the Assembly chamber and nominated a first minister. Elected members of the DUP object to the British government's offer to legislate for Irish language rights via Westminster at the behest of Sinn Fein. Loyalist anger over the Brexit border in the Irish Sea has left Unionist politicians with little room for manoeuvre in efforts to save a power-sharing government.

This agreement between the DUP, attached to the maintenance within the United Kingdom, and the Sinn FEIN, favorable to a reunification with Ireland, had intervened intense intense discussions under the auspices of the British Minister in charge of the Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis.

An agreement compromised

This agreement therefore seems to be compromised by the resignation of Edwin Poots, which also weakens Paul Givan's position.

The power sharing agreement could fail and lead to the rapid organization of new elections, in a political landscape deeply upset by Brexit.

This agreement had made it possible to move fears of a new crisis that paralyzed Northern Ireland for three years, following the fall of the government on a fund of financial scandal. An agreement concluded in January 2020 had recovered the political institutions of the province.

The DUP and Sinn Fein must share governance under the Friday Saint of 1998 Peace Agreement, which ended three decades of

"Bloods" between Republicans (mainly Catholic) and Unionists ( Especially Protestants). The last crisis was born from the resignation, as Prime Minister and Check of the Dup, Arlene Foster, 50, faced with the vivid dissatisfaction of his camp on the consequences of Brexit.

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DUP leader Edwin Poots is facing a massive internal party rebellion after he nominated Paul Givan to be the next first minister of Northern Ireland despite a majority of his MPs and MLAs telling him not to. Mr Givan accepted the nomination and was confirmed as first minister after Mr Poots pressed ahead at a special sitting of the Stormont Assembly today. He opted to proceed despite a morning of uncertainty which saw a significant majority of DUP Assembly members and MPs vote against Mr Poots at a private meeting.

The election was called after Ms Foster resigned as DUP leader and Northern Ireland First Minister in April, following an internal party revolt. It is claimed Mr Poots was instrumental in leading the campaign against Ms Foster, over anger at the post-Brexit trading deal. The 36 members of the party ’s electoral college, made up of its MPs and Stormont Assembly members, were eligible to vote on Friday in the race. Speaking after she left party headquarters after casting her ballot, Mrs Foster said: “I voted for the person who will bring the Democratic Unionist Party forward and I think that’s very obvious”.

it was vilified for its impotence in the face of the establishment of customs controls for the goods from Great Britain, negotiated under the Brexit Agreement and seen by the Unionists as an infringement of the integrity of the United Kingdom. United.

By disturbing the exchanges, these customs provisions applied to the province to avoid the return of a border with the Republic of Ireland and preserving peace have generated a renewed tension in Northern Ireland. Riots of unprecedented violence for years had erupted early April.

They are at the heart of a dispute between the British government and the European Union. Denouncing an

"purist" approach

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