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Northern Ireland election results: Unionists lose Stormont majority, Sinn Fein vote surge, Nesbitt bows out

Defiant DUP leader Arlene Foster has brushed off suggestions she’s poised to quit - saying she is ready to lead her party in talks with Sinn Fein tomorrow.

Writing in today’s Sunday Life, Mrs Foster she said she will seek to work with other parties to get the Stormont Executive up and running again.

“I am listening not just to those who voted for the DUP but to those who cast their votes for other parties,” said Mrs Foster who has faced fierce criticism of her leadership style after her party lost 10 seats in the Assembly election.

Sinn Fein’s northern chief Michelle O’Neill also struck a postive note yesterday, saying hammering out an agreement won’t be easy but is “achievable”.

Meanwhile, Emma Little Pengelly has opened up a war of words with her running mate Christopher Stalford. She claimed leaflets for him to get a first preference were handed out wrongly in some areas.

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