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Counting of votes in Northern Ireland election gets underway at 8 am

May 6, 2022 07:05 By News Northern Sound
Counting of votes in Northern Ireland election gets underway at 8 am Counting of votes in Northern Ireland election gets underway at 8 am
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Opinion polls have suggested Sinn Féin will be the largest party in Stormont for the first time ever.

The counting of votes in what could prove to be an historic election in Northern Ireland gets underway at 8 am.

Turnout was down on the 2017 Assembly elections but the opinion polls have suggested Sinn Féin will be the largest party in Stormont for the first time ever, winning the right to nominate a First Minister.

The vote for the DUP is expected to have fallen while Naomi Long's middle ground Alliance Party is hoping to benefit with a strong rise in its support.

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Northern Ireland's chief electoral officer Virginia McVea says there's no way of telling how long the count will last:

 

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