Arlene Foster to quit as DUP leader and Northern Ireland first minister

Arlene Foster to quit as DUP leader and Northern Ireland first minister

The Guardian

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Foster says she will stand aside as DUP leader on 28 May and as first minister a month later

Arlene Foster has announced she is to step down as leader of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) and Northern Ireland’s first minister.

She issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after a lightning revolt by Stormont assembly colleagues and the party’s Westminster MPs, who fear a voter backlash over the post-Brexit Irish Sea border.

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