Unionist Sinn Fin wins parliamentary election – EURACTIV.com

Unionist Sinn Fin wins parliamentary election - EURACTIV.com

The Sinn Fൻin party, which has reunited with Ireland’s supporters, is preparing to run for the presidency next Thursday (May 5) in the Northern Ireland Assembly, giving them the first chance to become prime minister in a developed government.

In a poll conducted by the Survey for Good Morning Britain on Friday, Sinn Fൻin led 22.2% ahead of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which supports Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom. %.

Both parties expect a significant drop in support in the 2017 general election, with the non-Unionist and Irish Nationalist Alliance expected to gain 5% of the preferential vote, or 14.1%. That would take it to third place.

The moderate Ulster Unionist Party and the Social Democratic and Labor Party, which support United Ireland, won 10.9% and 13.3%, respectively.

The DUP, a major force in Northern Irish politics for the past two decades, has weakened the stalemate in Northern Ireland’s protocol it seeks to end, as well as the civil strife that prompted him to change leaders three times. One year.

Meanwhile, Sinn Fin is currently the most popular party in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, taking advantage of the growing demand for a referendum on Irish reunification following its exit from the European Union.

No significant progress has been made in resolving the protocol protocol imposed by customs control on goods exported from the UK to the island of Ireland after Brexit. James Cleverley, Britain’s European affairs minister, told British lawmakers in London on Thursday that months of talks with EU officials had not yielded results.

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“We are in a kind of stalemate. I do not think this is due to a lack of goodwill, but what we see in the UK as a very limited (EU) negotiation mandate.”He announced.

He said the dispute over the protocol the UK had agreed to with the European Union as part of its exit from the EU could not be implemented as it would hamper Northern Irish businesses and jeopardize its position within the United Kingdom. Government of Belfast after the May 5 election.

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson reiterated this week the need to replace the protocol, warning that a new government would not be formed in Northern Ireland until the dispute was resolved.

Under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, which brought peace to Northern Ireland since 1998, the developed government in Belfast was to be led by the major parties on both sides of the Northern Ireland sectarian divide.

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