A legislative loophole may let the DUP keep the first minister's post even if Sinn Féin wins the next election. Assembly authorities don't deny that the loophole - which some senior unionists have examined - exists. But it could be politically disastrous. belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opini…
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Interesting analysis, but has anyone mentioned how they will deal with s. 16(5) in relation to the deputy First Minister if they are successful with the gambit outlined here?
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Replying to @DonalkCoffey
I think you're referring to Section 16A (5), which is the normal way dFM is appointed. If so, it is effectively superseded in these circumstances by Section 16C (6) (below) - but the whole thing is constructed in an incredibly clumsy fashion.

9:30 AM · Oct 10, 2021

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