Northern Ireland’s Prime Minister resigns after weeks of fighting and political tensions

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Arlene Foster announced her resignation on Wednesday and will be stepping down in late June after weeks of social and political tensions.

According to a statement by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Foster briefed the party president of the decision, stating, “It is important to leave room in the next few weeks so that party leaders can make the necessary arrangements for the election.” of a new leader “.

Northern Ireland has recently been the scene of clashes and protests, led mainly by groups of trade unionists loyal to the British Crown who oppose customs controls imposed by the UK and Northern Ireland as a result of the Brexit agreement.

Northern Ireland’s Prime Minister resigns after weeks of fighting and political tensions
Northern Ireland’s Prime Minister resigns after weeks of fighting and political tensions

Tensions over the decision not to prosecute 24 Sinn Féin politicians also increased after they broke restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic when they attended the massive funeral of former IRA member Bobby last June Storey attended.

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