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Lower turnout in Northern Ireland Assembly election could be good news for DUP and Sinn Féin

May 6, 2022 10:05 By News Northern Sound
Lower turnout in Northern Ireland Assembly election could be good news for DUP and Sinn Féin Lower turnout in Northern Ireland Assembly election could be good news for DUP and Sinn Féin
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Ciaran Flaherty, a senior reporter with Fermanagh's Impartial Reporter, predicts Sinn Féin to lose a seat in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

A lower turnout in the Northern Ireland Assembly election could be good news for the DUP and Sinn Féin.

That's according to Ciaran Flaherty, who is a senior reporter with Fermanagh's Impartial Reporter.

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

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The boxes were opened at 8am.

In the nearby Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency, Ciaran predicts Sinn Féin to lose a seat:

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