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19 January 2017

Snap elections called to Stormont Assembly

Northern Ireland goes to the polls, for the second time within a year, in snap elections to decide the make-up of its Stormont Assembly, on 2 March. James Brokenshire, Northern Ireland Secretary of State, was legally obliged to call the election after the 'power-sharing' Stormont Executive, made up of the DUP and Sinn Féin, fell apart.

Click here for an article by Daniel Waldron, from the Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), on the background to this latest crisis and which argues for a left, anti-sectarian alternative.