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Coveney urges quick replacement of Edwin Poots as DUP Leader

Jun 18, 2021 11:06 By News Northern Sound
Coveney urges quick replacement of Edwin Poots as DUP Leader Coveney urges quick replacement of Edwin Poots as DUP Leader
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Poots resigned last night.

The Foreign Affairs Minister says Northern Ireland needs the DUP to choose a new leader quickly.

Edwin Poots resigned last night after just 21 days in the job.

It follows a revolt within the party over a deal with Sinn Féin and the British government on Irish language laws.

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His decision to nominate Paul Givan as First Minister wasn't backed by DUP representatives.

Minister Simon Coveney says the party needs the space to choose a new leader:

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