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@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May     2016
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Ulster Unionist Leader Mike Nesbitt success on the first count for Strangford  for the Assembly Elections at the Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor.
Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Ulster Unionist Leader Mike Nesbitt success on the first count for Strangford for the Assembly Elections at the Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

Caral Ni Chuilin and Gerry Kelly  are elected in North Belfast  at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast on Friday for Belfast North, South East and West constituencies Assembly Election Count.
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Caral Ni Chuilin and Gerry Kelly are elected in North Belfast at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast on Friday for Belfast North, South East and West constituencies Assembly Election Count. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Nichola Mallon is elected in North Belfast   at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast on Friday for Belfast North, South East and West constituencies Assembly Election Count.
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Nichola Mallon is elected in North Belfast at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast on Friday for Belfast North, South East and West constituencies Assembly Election Count. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

First Minister Arlene Foster (DUP) with party colleague Lord Maurice Morrow celebrate their victory in Fermanagh South Tyrone as part of The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre.

First Minister Arlene Foster (DUP) with party colleague Lord Maurice Morrow celebrate their victory in Fermanagh South Tyrone as part of The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre.

First Minister Arlene Foster at the election count in Omagh. Picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

First Minister Arlene Foster at the election count in Omagh. Picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

Catherine Seeley (left) and John O'Dowd (right) of Sinn Fein celebrate their re-election as counting of votes continues at Banbridge Leisure centre for Upper Bann constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. : Niall Carson/PA Wire

Catherine Seeley (left) and John O'Dowd (right) of Sinn Fein celebrate their re-election as counting of votes continues at Banbridge Leisure centre for Upper Bann constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. : Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Catherine Seeley and John O'Dowd of Sinn Fein celebrate their re-election as counting of votes continues at Banbridge Leisure centre for Upper Bann constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Catherine Seeley and John O'Dowd of Sinn Fein celebrate their re-election as counting of votes continues at Banbridge Leisure centre for Upper Bann constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd (left) waits as the counting of votes continues for the Upper Bann constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections at Banbridge Leisure centre in County Down. Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd (left) waits as the counting of votes continues for the Upper Bann constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections at Banbridge Leisure centre in County Down. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 - 
The assembly election count for Upper Bann continues into it's second day today in Bainbridge Leisure centre, with four seats left to be filled.
Pictured: Sinn Fein candidate John O'Dowd pictured deep in thought at the second day of the count in Banbrigde. 
Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 - The assembly election count for Upper Bann continues into it's second day today in Bainbridge Leisure centre, with four seats left to be filled. Pictured: Sinn Fein candidate John O'Dowd pictured deep in thought at the second day of the count in Banbrigde. Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 - 
The assembly election count for Upper Bann continues into it's second day today in Bainbridge Leisure centre, with four seats left to be filled.
Pictured: Ulster Unionist candidate Joanne Dobson has been elected after stage nine, and celebrates with friends, family, and party colleagues. 

Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 - The assembly election count for Upper Bann continues into it's second day today in Bainbridge Leisure centre, with four seats left to be filled. Pictured: Ulster Unionist candidate Joanne Dobson has been elected after stage nine, and celebrates with friends, family, and party colleagues. Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

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Richie McPhillips of the SDLP (second left) celebrates being elected in the constituency of Fermanagh & South Tyrone as counting continues at the Omagh count centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Richie McPhillips of the SDLP (second left) celebrates being elected in the constituency of Fermanagh & South Tyrone as counting continues at the Omagh count centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Ulster Unionist Jo Anne Dobson celebrates election in Upper Bann with son Mark. Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Jo Anne Dobson celebrates election in Upper Bann with son Mark. Michael McHugh/PA Wire

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Rosemary Barton of the UUP celebrates being elected in the constituency of Fermanagh & South Tyrone as counting continues at the Omagh count centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rosemary Barton of the UUP celebrates being elected in the constituency of Fermanagh & South Tyrone as counting continues at the Omagh count centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre  - 7th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Stewart Dickson, Alliance, elected.

The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre - 7th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan Stewart Dickson, Alliance, elected. The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

DUP leader Arlene Foster MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone makes time for a quick cup of tea as counting continues at the Omagh count centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. 
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DUP leader Arlene Foster MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone makes time for a quick cup of tea as counting continues at the Omagh count centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Rosemary Barton (UUP) being congratulated by Tom Elliott, MP during The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre.
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Rosemary Barton (UUP) being congratulated by Tom Elliott, MP during The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre. picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

Daniel McCrossan (SDLP) elected West Tyrone as part of The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre.
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Daniel McCrossan (SDLP) elected West Tyrone as part of The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre. picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre  - 7th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Returning officer Janet Goodall announces Stewart Dickson, Alliance, elected.

The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre - 7th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan Returning officer Janet Goodall announces Stewart Dickson, Alliance, elected. The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre  - 7th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre - 7th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre  - 7th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

(L-R) Daragh Monaghan, Noel Williams, Sandra Dickson and Stewart Dickson. Stewart Dickson elected.

The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

Press Eye - Valley Leisure Centre - Count Centre - 7th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan (L-R) Daragh Monaghan, Noel Williams, Sandra Dickson and Stewart Dickson. Stewart Dickson elected. The count continues for the second day at the Valley Leisure Centre for East Antrim.

First Minister Arlene Foster (DUP) arriving today Saturday for The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre.
 picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

First Minister Arlene Foster (DUP) arriving today Saturday for The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre. picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

Daniel McCrossan (SDLP) elected West Tyrone as part of The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre.
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Daniel McCrossan (SDLP) elected West Tyrone as part of The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre. picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

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DUP's Simon Hamilton, after being successful elected  for Strangford  at  the Assembly Elections at the Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor.
Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye DUP's Simon Hamilton, after being successful elected for Strangford at the Assembly Elections at the Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

(left to right) Pundit Paul McFadden, SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood and People Before Profits Eamonn McCann share a joke at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(left to right) Pundit Paul McFadden, SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood and People Before Profits Eamonn McCann share a joke at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Newly elected DUP MLA's for Belfast South, Emma Little Pengelly and Christopher Stalford celebrate their victory at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Newly elected DUP MLA's for Belfast South, Emma Little Pengelly and Christopher Stalford celebrate their victory at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Newly elected DUP MLA for Belfast South, Emma Little Pengelly speaks at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Newly elected DUP MLA for Belfast South, Emma Little Pengelly speaks at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Newly elected DUP MLA for Belfast South, Christopher Stalford speaks at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Newly elected DUP MLA for Belfast South, Christopher Stalford speaks at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Alliance Party's Paula Bradshaw celebrates after become the MLA for Belfast South at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alliance Party's Paula Bradshaw celebrates after become the MLA for Belfast South at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Newly elected MLA SDLP candidate for the Belfast West Claire Hanna, (centre) celebrates with supporters at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Newly elected MLA SDLP candidate for the Belfast West Claire Hanna, (centre) celebrates with supporters at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast West Pat Sheehan speaks with media after being returned for another term during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast West Pat Sheehan speaks with media after being returned for another term during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness is interviewed outside the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness is interviewed outside the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

UUP's David Trimble(left) at the count.

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan UUP's David Trimble(left) at the count. The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness is interviewed at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness is interviewed at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Trevor Lunn with Amanda Grehan.

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan Trevor Lunn with Amanda Grehan. The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

Michelle Gildernew (Sinn Fein), who was elected in the Fermanagh South Tyrone count at Omagh Leisure Centre.
picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

Michelle Gildernew (Sinn Fein), who was elected in the Fermanagh South Tyrone count at Omagh Leisure Centre. picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Harold McKee, elected with Jim Wells.

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan Harold McKee, elected with Jim Wells. The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

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Emma Little-Pengelly, DUP at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. 
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Emma Little-Pengelly, DUP at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness is interviewed outside the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness is interviewed outside the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams with party colleagues  at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. 
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams with party colleagues at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A party activists wears a DUP rosette at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A party activists wears a DUP rosette at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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PACEMAKER BELFAST   06/05/2016
 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams with party colleagues  at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. 
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams with party colleagues at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit Alliance looks at his portrait after being elected in West Belfast at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit Alliance looks at his portrait after being elected in West Belfast at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Arlene Foster, relaxing after being elected in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
picture by John McVitty, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh / Press Eye

Arlene Foster, relaxing after being elected in Fermanagh and South Tyrone. picture by John McVitty, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh / Press Eye

Gary Middleton of the DUP is kissed by his wife Julie after election in Foyle, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PA

Gary Middleton of the DUP is kissed by his wife Julie after election in Foyle, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PA

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Alliance Party's candidate for east Belfast Naomi Long is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Alliance Party's candidate for east Belfast Naomi Long is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Emma Little-Pengelly, DUP at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. 
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Emma Little-Pengelly, DUP at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 - 
The assembly election count for Newry and Armagh takes place in Banbridge Leisure Centre.
Pictured: DUP Upper Bann Candidate Sydney Anderson is elected into the Assembly after the second count. 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 - The assembly election count for Newry and Armagh takes place in Banbridge Leisure Centre. Pictured: DUP Upper Bann Candidate Sydney Anderson is elected into the Assembly after the second count. Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

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Alastair Patterson (UUP) at the Election Count at Omagh Leisure Centre.
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Alastair Patterson (UUP) at the Election Count at Omagh Leisure Centre. Picture by John McVitty / Press Eye

George Robinson of the DUP (centre blue suit) is elected an MLA for East Londonderry as counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PA

George Robinson of the DUP (centre blue suit) is elected an MLA for East Londonderry as counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PA

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Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness arrives at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PA

Sinn Fein candidate Martin McGuinness arrives at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry, as counting of votes continues in the the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PA

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The assembly election count for Newry and Armagh takes place in Banbridge Leisure Centre. Pictured: DUP Upper Bann candidate Carla Lockhart topped the poll on the first count with a total of 7993 votes. Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

The assembly election count for Newry and Armagh takes place in Banbridge Leisure Centre. Pictured: DUP Upper Bann candidate Carla Lockhart topped the poll on the first count with a total of 7993 votes. Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

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Martin McGuinness arrives the Foyle Count in the Foyle Arena in Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

Martin McGuinness arrives the Foyle Count in the Foyle Arena in Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

Alex Easton, DUP  after being successful  on the first count for North Down   for the Assembly Elections at the Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

Alex Easton, DUP after being successful on the first count for North Down for the Assembly Elections at the Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

Vote counters distribute surplus votes during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections count at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Vote counters distribute surplus votes during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections count at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Mairtin O Muilleoir, Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast South, applauds the news that he has been elected as an MLA during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Mairtin O Muilleoir, Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast South, applauds the news that he has been elected as an MLA during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Maurice Bradley of the DUP (centre) celebrates his election as an MLA for East Londonderry, as the counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Maurice Bradley of the DUP (centre) celebrates his election as an MLA for East Londonderry, as the counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr at the North Antrim count, held in Ballymena.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr at the North Antrim count, held in Ballymena.

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Sinn Fein's Daithi McKay at the Ballymena count.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Sinn Fein's Daithi McKay at the Ballymena count.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster (L) gives a victory sign alongside DUP chairman and fellow candidate Lord Morrow (R) after being elected at the Northern Ireland Assembly count at Omagh Leisure on May 6, 2016 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (L) gives a victory sign alongside DUP chairman and fellow candidate Lord Morrow (R) after being elected at the Northern Ireland Assembly count at Omagh Leisure on May 6, 2016 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Mairtn î Muilleoir, Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast South, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Mairtn î Muilleoir, Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast South, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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PACEMAKER PRESS 06/05/2016.  2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election.  Votes are counted at Omagh Leisure centre as Voters took to the polls across Northern Ireland.  Pictured is DUP leader Arlene Foster with Lord Morrow.  PICTURE MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS

PACEMAKER PRESS 06/05/2016. 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Votes are counted at Omagh Leisure centre as Voters took to the polls across Northern Ireland. Pictured is DUP leader Arlene Foster with Lord Morrow. PICTURE MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS

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Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit Alliance is elected in West Belfast at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. 
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit Alliance is elected in West Belfast at Titanic exhibition Centre in Belfast. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

OMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 06: DUP leader Arlene Foster jokes as she attempts to take a photograph of a party colleague after being elected at the Northern Ireland Assembly count at Omagh Leisure on May 6, 2016 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Two hundred and seventy six candidates are contesting 108 seats across the province. The Democratic Unionist Party are predicted to return as the largest political party in the province with Arlene Foster also returned as First Minister of the power sharing government with Sinn Fein the second largest party. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

OMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 06: DUP leader Arlene Foster jokes as she attempts to take a photograph of a party colleague after being elected at the Northern Ireland Assembly count at Omagh Leisure on May 6, 2016 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Two hundred and seventy six candidates are contesting 108 seats across the province. The Democratic Unionist Party are predicted to return as the largest political party in the province with Arlene Foster also returned as First Minister of the power sharing government with Sinn Fein the second largest party. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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OMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 06: DUP leader Arlene Foster (C) celebrates with party members after being elected at the Northern Ireland Assembly count at Omagh Leisure on May 6, 2016 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Two hundred and seventy six candidates are contesting 108 seats across the province. The Democratic Unionist Party are predicted to return as the largest political party in the province with Arlene Foster also returned as First Minister of the power sharing government with Sinn Fein the second largest party. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

OMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 06: DUP leader Arlene Foster (C) celebrates with party members after being elected at the Northern Ireland Assembly count at Omagh Leisure on May 6, 2016 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Two hundred and seventy six candidates are contesting 108 seats across the province. The Democratic Unionist Party are predicted to return as the largest political party in the province with Arlene Foster also returned as First Minister of the power sharing government with Sinn Fein the second largest party. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  People Before Profit Alliance candidate Gerry Carroll celebrates after it is announced he has made the quota to be elected an MLA.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. People Before Profit Alliance candidate Gerry Carroll celebrates after it is announced he has made the quota to be elected an MLA. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Alex Maskey (centre) of Sinn Fein is congratulated by fellow candidate Pat Sheehan (left) and his brother Paul Maskey (right) after being elected as MLA for Belfast West, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alex Maskey (centre) of Sinn Fein is congratulated by fellow candidate Pat Sheehan (left) and his brother Paul Maskey (right) after being elected as MLA for Belfast West, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Election. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  Sinn Fein candidate for south Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir pictured at the count. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Sinn Fein candidate for south Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir pictured at the count. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. The Alliance Party's David Ford looks over the numbers during the count.  
Picture By: Matthew Bohill Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. The Alliance Party's David Ford looks over the numbers during the count. Picture By: Matthew Bohill Pacemaker.

NI Assembly Elections Foyle and East Londonderry count
Dup candidate Gary Middleton.
Photo: Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

NI Assembly Elections Foyle and East Londonderry count Dup candidate Gary Middleton. Photo: Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

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The Alliance Party's David Ford looks over the numbers. 
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The Alliance Party's David Ford looks over the numbers. Picture: Matt Bohill PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016

(L-R) Jane McCallister with her husband Independent John McCallister and SDLP's Margaret Ritchie.
The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.
Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

(L-R) Jane McCallister with her husband Independent John McCallister and SDLP's Margaret Ritchie. The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates. Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Michelle McIlveen, DUP pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count.  
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Michelle McIlveen, DUP pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  People Before Profit Alliance candidate Gerry Carroll celebrates after it is announced he has made the quota to be elected an MLA.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. People Before Profit Alliance candidate Gerry Carroll celebrates after it is announced he has made the quota to be elected an MLA. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Artist Brian John Spencer draws a caricature of DUP leader Arlene Foster, as he is watched by Guy Spence (left), DUP Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast and Christopher Stalford, DUP councillor for Balmoral, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Artist Brian John Spencer draws a caricature of DUP leader Arlene Foster, as he is watched by Guy Spence (left), DUP Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast and Christopher Stalford, DUP councillor for Balmoral, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Michelle McIlveen, DUP pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count.  
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Michelle McIlveen, DUP pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. UUP's Mike Nesbitt pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count.  
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. UUP's Mike Nesbitt pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. UUP's Mike Nesbitt pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count.  
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. UUP's Mike Nesbitt pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. UUP's Mike Nesbitt pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count.  
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: North Down & Strangford counts in Aurora Leisure Complex in Bangor. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. UUP's Mike Nesbitt pictured after being elected, reaching the quota for election on the first count. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  DUP candidates for south Belfast Christopher Stalford and Emma Pengelly is congratulated after her quota is announced. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. DUP candidates for south Belfast Christopher Stalford and Emma Pengelly is congratulated after her quota is announced. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  DUP candidate for south Belfast  Emma Pengelly is congratulated after her quota is announced. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. DUP candidate for south Belfast Emma Pengelly is congratulated after her quota is announced. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  Alliance Party's candidate for east Belfast Naomi Long is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Alliance Party's candidate for east Belfast Naomi Long is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  DUP candidate for east Belfast Joanne Bunting(centre) is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. DUP candidate for east Belfast Joanne Bunting(centre) is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  DUP candidate for east Belfast Joanne Bunting is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. DUP candidate for east Belfast Joanne Bunting is congratulated after it is announced she has made the quota. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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Sinn Fein's Linda Dillon, Michelle O'Neill and Ian Milne celebrate after being elected for Mid-Ulster, at the Ballymena count.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Sinn Fein's Linda Dillon, Michelle O'Neill and Ian Milne celebrate after being elected for Mid-Ulster, at the Ballymena count.

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Paul Girvan of the DUP tops the polls in South Antrim. Picture Matt Bohill.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Paul Girvan of the DUP tops the polls in South Antrim. Picture Matt Bohill.

PACEMAKER PRESS 06/05/2016.  2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election.  Votes are counted at Omagh Leisure centre as Voters took to the polls across Northern Ireland. Pictured is DUP party leader Arlene Foster arriving at the count centre in Omagh. PICTURE MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS

PACEMAKER PRESS 06/05/2016. 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Votes are counted at Omagh Leisure centre as Voters took to the polls across Northern Ireland. Pictured is DUP party leader Arlene Foster arriving at the count centre in Omagh. PICTURE MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS

PACEMAKER PRESS 06/05/2016.  2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election.  Votes are counted at Omagh Leisure centre as Voters took to the polls across Northern Ireland. Pictured is DUP party leader Arlene Foster arriving at the count centre in Omagh. PICTURE MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS

PACEMAKER PRESS 06/05/2016. 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Votes are counted at Omagh Leisure centre as Voters took to the polls across Northern Ireland. Pictured is DUP party leader Arlene Foster arriving at the count centre in Omagh. PICTURE MARK MARLOW/PACEMAKER PRESS

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.  DUP candidate for south Belfast Emma Pengelly(second from left) pictured with party colleagues including MP for north Belfast Nigel Dodds(right).
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. DUP candidate for south Belfast Emma Pengelly(second from left) pictured with party colleagues including MP for north Belfast Nigel Dodds(right). Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Nichola Mallon, SDLP candidate for Belfast North, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Nichola Mallon, SDLP candidate for Belfast North, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Emma Little-Pengelly, DUP candidate for Belfast South, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Emma Little-Pengelly, DUP candidate for Belfast South, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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(left to right) Nelson McCausland, DUP candidate for Belfast North, Diane Dodds, DUP MEP, William Humphrey and Paula Bradley, DUP candidates for Belfast North, Nigel Dodds, DUP MP for North Belfast and Frank McCoubrey, DUP candidate for Belfast West, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

(left to right) Nelson McCausland, DUP candidate for Belfast North, Diane Dodds, DUP MEP, William Humphrey and Paula Bradley, DUP candidates for Belfast North, Nigel Dodds, DUP MP for North Belfast and Frank McCoubrey, DUP candidate for Belfast West, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Bundes of ballot papers for Anna McCloskey, Independent Party candidate, Martin McGuinness and Meave McLaughlin, Sinn Fein candidates, as the counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bundes of ballot papers for Anna McCloskey, Independent Party candidate, Martin McGuinness and Meave McLaughlin, Sinn Fein candidates, as the counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Counting of votes continues at the Foyle Arena in Londonderry in the Foyle and East Londonderry constituencies in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Bundles of ballot papers are placed beside each corresponding candidates name, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Bundles of ballot papers are placed beside each corresponding candidates name, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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People Before Profit Alliance candidates Gerry Carroll for Belfast West and Fiona Ferguson for Belfast North, chat at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

People Before Profit Alliance candidates Gerry Carroll for Belfast West and Fiona Ferguson for Belfast North, chat at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Fra McCann, Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast West, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Fra McCann, Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast West, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Jim Wells arrives at the Lesiure Plex in Lisburn and is refused entry because he does not have photographic ID with him. He is delayed for a short time before he is admitted to the centre.
The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.
Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Jim Wells arrives at the Lesiure Plex in Lisburn and is refused entry because he does not have photographic ID with him. He is delayed for a short time before he is admitted to the centre. The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates. Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan

Jim Wells arrives at the Lesiure Plex in Lisburn and is refused entry because he does not have photographic ID with him. He is delayed for a short time before he is admitted to the centre.
The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.
Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Jim Wells arrives at the Lesiure Plex in Lisburn and is refused entry because he does not have photographic ID with him. He is delayed for a short time before he is admitted to the centre. The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates. Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan

Jim Wells arrives at the Lesiure Plex in Lisburn and is refused entry because he does not have photographic ID with him. He is delayed for a short time before he is admitted to the centre.
The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.
Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Jim Wells arrives at the Lesiure Plex in Lisburn and is refused entry because he does not have photographic ID with him. He is delayed for a short time before he is admitted to the centre. The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates. Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after elections to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after elections to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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A volunteer counts ballot papers at the counting centre at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after elections to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A volunteer counts ballot papers at the counting centre at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after elections to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Volunteers empty a ballot box in the counting centre at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast

Volunteers empty a ballot box in the counting centre at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast

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Northern Ireland Assembly elections
Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

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Northern Ireland Assembly elections
Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST  06/05/2016
Northern Ireland Assembly elections
Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST  06/05/2016
Northern Ireland Assembly elections
Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST  06/05/2016
Northern Ireland Assembly elections
Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections Counting underway at the Banbrige count centre

PACEMAKER BELFAST  06/05/2016 Ballot boxes for the Foyle Constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly election are opened at the count centre in the Foyle Arena.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/05/2016 Ballot boxes for the Foyle Constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly election are opened at the count centre in the Foyle Arena.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Valley Leisure Centre Glengormley. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Vally Leisure Centre Glengormley.
The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-05-2016: NI Assembly election: East & South Antrim count at Vally Leisure Centre Glengormley. The process of counting votes in the Northern Ireland Assembly election has begun. Two hundred and seventy-six candidates are competing for 108 seats across Northern Ireland's 18 constituencies. The votes first have to be verified - checking that the same number of papers are inside the ballot boxes as those given out by polling station staff. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting begins at the Titanic Convention centre in east Belfast for the North, East, South West constituencies. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.
Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates. Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.
Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates. Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates.
Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016
Photograph By Declan Roughan

The count gets under way at Lisburn Leisure Plex count centre for Lagan Valley and South Down candidates. Press Eye - Lagan Valley Count Centre - 6th May 2016 Photograph By Declan Roughan

Pacemaker Press Belfast 05-05-2016: NI Assembly election:
Voters are heading to polls across Northern Ireland to cast their vote for the Assembly elections.  Alliance Party leader David Ford pictured at Second Donegore Presbyterian Church, polling station in Co. Antrim  after casting his vote.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 05-05-2016: NI Assembly election: Voters are heading to polls across Northern Ireland to cast their vote for the Assembly elections. Alliance Party leader David Ford pictured at Second Donegore Presbyterian Church, polling station in Co. Antrim after casting his vote. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Sinn Fein supporters holding sample ballot sheets, showing people how to vote, camped outside St Teresa's Polling Station in West Belfast

Sinn Fein supporters holding sample ballot sheets, showing people how to vote, camped outside St Teresa's Polling Station in West Belfast

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Sinn Fein supporters holding sample ballot sheets, showing people how to vote, outside St Teresa's Polling Station in West Belfast

Sinn Fein supporters holding sample ballot sheets, showing people how to vote, outside St Teresa's Polling Station in West Belfast

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Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt arrives  with his wife Lynda at Gilnahirk Primary School to make his vote on Polling day. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt arrives with his wife Lynda at Gilnahirk Primary School to make his vote on Polling day. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt with his wife Lynda at Gilnahirk Primary School to make his vote on Polling day. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt with his wife Lynda at Gilnahirk Primary School to make his vote on Polling day. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

DUP Leader, Arlene Foster, arriving with councillor Paul Robinson and friend Rhona McMahon at Brookeborough Controlled Primary School to cast her vote in today's  Assembly Election.

DUP Leader, Arlene Foster, arriving with councillor Paul Robinson and friend Rhona McMahon at Brookeborough Controlled Primary School to cast her vote in today's Assembly Election.

DUP Leader, Arlene Foster, speaks to a local resident after arriving at Brookeborough Controlled Primary School to cast her vote in today's  Assembly Election.

DUP Leader, Arlene Foster, speaks to a local resident after arriving at Brookeborough Controlled Primary School to cast her vote in today's Assembly Election.

Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. Pictured are canvassers outside Welcome evangelical church in the Woodvale area of West Belfast.   picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. Pictured are canvassers outside Welcome evangelical church in the Woodvale area of West Belfast. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote at Holy Trinity Primary School n West Belfast. Pictured is West Belfast's Sinn Fein number 1 candidate Pat Sheehan with a young one direction fan. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote at Holy Trinity Primary School n West Belfast. Pictured is West Belfast's Sinn Fein number 1 candidate Pat Sheehan with a young one direction fan. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast.   picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. Pictured are canvassers outside Welcome evangelical church in the Woodvale area of West Belfast.   picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. Pictured are canvassers outside Welcome evangelical church in the Woodvale area of West Belfast. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. Pictured is DUP cllr Brian Kingston [left] outside Edenbrooke ps.  picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. Pictured is DUP cllr Brian Kingston [left] outside Edenbrooke ps. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast.   picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 05/05/2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote in polling stations around Belfast. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and his wife Rachel with baby Rosa arrive to cast their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and his wife Rachel with baby Rosa arrive to cast their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and fellow candidates Maeve McLaughlin and Raymond McCartney arrive to cast their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. Supported by Mitchel McLaughlin and Martina Anderson MEP. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and fellow candidates Maeve McLaughlin and Raymond McCartney arrive to cast their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. Supported by Mitchel McLaughlin and Martina Anderson MEP. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood's wife Rachel with baby Rosa arrive to cast their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. With Mark Durkan MP and former SDLP leader. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood's wife Rachel with baby Rosa arrive to cast their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. With Mark Durkan MP and former SDLP leader. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

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Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election.  Voters cast their vote at St. Teresa's Primary School Polling Station in west Belfast. 


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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2016 Voters take to the polls across Northern Ireland as voting begins in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Voters cast their vote at St. Teresa's Primary School Polling Station in west Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Election candidates Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Raymond McCartney and Maeve McLaughlin after casting their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

Election candidates Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Raymond McCartney and Maeve McLaughlin after casting their vote at the Model Primary School in Derry on Thursday morning for the NI Local Assembly Elections. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 5-5-16

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@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 6th May 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Ulster Unionist Leader Mike Nesbitt success on the first count for Strangford for the Assembly Elections at the Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

The Ulster Unionist Party is to form the first official Opposition within the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Party Leader, Mike Nesbitt MLA, announced the decision to the Assembly as it sat for the first time since the elections on May 5 where they returned 16 MLAs.

It came moments after DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein veteran Martin McGuinness were re-appointed First and Deputy First Minister respectivelly.

Mr Nesbitt said the party would take up the recently established option of entering formal opposition to the coalition executive.

While smaller parties and independents have sat outside the mandatory coalition government in past mandates, they have not been afforded the recognition, funding and key Assembly positions of an official opposition.

A new law now enable parties with the electoral strength to enter the executive to instead form an opposition.

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Mr Nesbitt said in a statement: “We asked for a mandate to enter the talks on the next Programme for Government, promising that if either of our two tests were not met, we would form an Official Opposition.

“Those tests were whether it was a progressive Programme and secondly, whether we sensed a will from the DUP and Sinn Fein to lead collective delivery.

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The Northern Ireland Assembly Chamber

The Northern Ireland Assembly Chamber

Belfast East

Belfast East

Belfast East: Andy Allen UUP

Belfast East: Andy Allen UUP

Belfast East: Joanne Bunting, DUP

Belfast East: Joanne Bunting, DUP

Belfast East: Sammy Douglas, DUP

Belfast East: Sammy Douglas, DUP

Belfast East: Naomi Long, Alliance

Belfast East: Naomi Long, Alliance

Belfast East: Chris Lyttle, Alliance

Belfast East: Chris Lyttle, Alliance

Belfast East: Robin Newton, DUP

Belfast East: Robin Newton, DUP

Belfast North

Belfast North

Belfast North: Paula Bradley, DUP

Belfast North: Paula Bradley, DUP

Belfast North: Gerry Kelly, Sinn Fein

Belfast North: Gerry Kelly, Sinn Fein

Belfast North: William Humphrey, DUP

Belfast North: William Humphrey, DUP

Belfast North: Nichola Mallon, SDLP

Belfast North: Nichola Mallon, SDLP

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Belfast North: Nelson McCausland, DUP

Belfast North: Nelson McCausland, DUP

Belfast North: Caral Ni Chuilin, Sinn Fein

Belfast North: Caral Ni Chuilin, Sinn Fein

Belfast South

Belfast South

Belfast South: Clare Bailey, Green Party

Belfast South: Clare Bailey, Green Party

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Belfast South: Paula Bradshaw, Alliance

Belfast South: Paula Bradshaw, Alliance

Belfast South: Claire Hanna, SDLP

Belfast South: Claire Hanna, SDLP

Belfast South: Emma Little Pengelly, DUP

Belfast South: Emma Little Pengelly, DUP

Sinn Fein MLA Mairtin O Muilleoir

Sinn Fein MLA Mairtin O Muilleoir

Belfast South: Christopher Stalford, DUP

Belfast South: Christopher Stalford, DUP

Belfast West

Belfast West

Belfast West: Alex Attwood, SDLP

Belfast West: Alex Attwood, SDLP

Belfast West: Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit

Belfast West: Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit

Belfast West: Alex Maskey, Sinn Fein

Belfast West: Alex Maskey, Sinn Fein

Belfast West: Fra McCann, Sinn Fein

Belfast West: Fra McCann, Sinn Fein

Belfast West: Jennifer McCann, Sinn Fein

Belfast West: Jennifer McCann, Sinn Fein

Belfast West: Pat Sheehan, Sinn Fein

Belfast West: Pat Sheehan, Sinn Fein

East Antrim

East Antrim

East Antrim: Roy Beggs, UUP

East Antrim: Roy Beggs, UUP

East Antrim: Stewart Clyde Dickson, Alliance

East Antrim: Stewart Clyde Dickson, Alliance

East Antrim: David Hilditch, DUP

East Antrim: David Hilditch, DUP

East Antrim: Noel Jordan, DUP

East Antrim: Noel Jordan, DUP

East Antrim: Oliver McMullan, Sinn Fein

East Antrim: Oliver McMullan, Sinn Fein

Darren Kidd

East Antrim: Alastair Ross, DUP

East Antrim: Alastair Ross, DUP

East Londonderry

East Londonderry

East Londonderry: Caomihe Archibald, Sinn Fein

East Londonderry: Caomihe Archibald, Sinn Fein

East Londonderry: Maurice Bradley, DUP

East Londonderry: Maurice Bradley, DUP

East Londonderry: Adrian McQuillan, DUP

East Londonderry: Adrian McQuillan, DUP

East Londonderry: Gerry Mullan, SDLP

East Londonderry: Gerry Mullan, SDLP

East Londonderry: George Robinson, DUP

East Londonderry: George Robinson, DUP

Martin McKeown

East Londonderry: Claire Sugden, Independent

East Londonderry: Claire Sugden, Independent

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Rosemary Barton, UUP

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Rosemary Barton, UUP

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Arlene Foster, DUP

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Arlene Foster, DUP

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Michelle Gildernew, Sinn Fein

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Michelle Gildernew, Sinn Fein

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Sean Lynch, Sinn Fein

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Sean Lynch, Sinn Fein

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Richie McPhillips, SDLP

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Richie McPhillips, SDLP

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Maurice Morrow, DUP

Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Maurice Morrow, DUP

Foyle

Foyle

Foyle: Mark H Durkan, SDLP

Foyle: Mark H Durkan, SDLP

Foyle: Colum Eastwood, SDLP

Foyle: Colum Eastwood, SDLP

Foyle: Eamonn McCann, People Before Profit

Foyle: Eamonn McCann, People Before Profit

Foyle: Raymond McCartney, Sinn Fein

Foyle: Raymond McCartney, Sinn Fein

Foyle: Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein

Foyle: Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein

Foyle: Gary Middleton, DUP

Foyle: Gary Middleton, DUP

Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley: Robbie Butler, UUP

Lagan Valley: Robbie Butler, UUP

Lagan Valley: Paul Given, DUP

Lagan Valley: Paul Given, DUP

Lagan Valley: Brenda Hale, DUP

Lagan Valley: Brenda Hale, DUP

Lagan Valley: Trevor Lunn, Alliance

Lagan Valley: Trevor Lunn, Alliance

Lagan Valley: Jenny Palmer, Ulster Unionist Party

Lagan Valley: Jenny Palmer, Ulster Unionist Party

Lagan Valley: Edwin Poots, DUP

Lagan Valley: Edwin Poots, DUP

Mid Ulster

Mid Ulster

Mid Ulster: Keith Alexander Buchanan, DUP

Mid Ulster: Keith Alexander Buchanan, DUP

Mid Ulster: Linda Dillon, Sinn Fein

Mid Ulster: Linda Dillon, Sinn Fein

Mid Ulster: Patsy McGlone, SDLP

Mid Ulster: Patsy McGlone, SDLP

Mid Ulster: Ian Milne, Sinn Fein

Mid Ulster: Ian Milne, Sinn Fein

Mid Ulster: Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Fein

Mid Ulster: Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Fein

Mid Ulster: Sandra Overend, UUP

Mid Ulster: Sandra Overend, UUP

Newry and Armagh

Newry and Armagh

Newry and Armagh: Cathal Damian Boylan, Sinn Fein

Newry and Armagh: Cathal Damian Boylan, Sinn Fein

Newry and Armagh: Megan Fearon, Sinn Fein

Newry and Armagh: Megan Fearon, Sinn Fein

Newry and Armagh: William George Irwin, DUP

Newry and Armagh: William George Irwin, DUP

Newry and Armagh: Danny Kennedy, UUP

Newry and Armagh: Danny Kennedy, UUP

Newry and Armagh: Justin McNulty, SDLP

Newry and Armagh: Justin McNulty, SDLP

Newry and Armagh: Conor Murphy, Sinn Fein

Newry and Armagh: Conor Murphy, Sinn Fein

North Antrim

North Antrim

North Antrim: Jim Allister, TUV

North Antrim: Jim Allister, TUV

North Antrim: Paul Frew, DUP

North Antrim: Paul Frew, DUP

North Antrim: Philip Logan, DUP

North Antrim: Philip Logan, DUP

North Antrim: Daithi Gerard McKay, Sinn Fein

North Antrim: Daithi Gerard McKay, Sinn Fein

North Antrim: Mervyn Storey, DUP

North Antrim: Mervyn Storey, DUP

North Antrim: Robin Swann, UUP

North Antrim: Robin Swann, UUP

North Down

North Down

North Down: Steven Agnew, Green Party

North Down: Steven Agnew, Green Party

North Down: Alan Chambers, UUP

North Down: Alan Chambers, UUP

North Down: Gordon Mervyn Dunne, DUP

North Down: Gordon Mervyn Dunne, DUP

North Down: Alex Easton, DUP

North Down: Alex Easton, DUP

North Down: Stephen Farry, Alliance

North Down: Stephen Farry, Alliance

North Down: Peter James Weir, DUP

North Down: Peter James Weir, DUP

South Antrim

South Antrim

South Antrim: Steve Aiken, UUP

South Antrim: Steve Aiken, UUP

South Antrim: Pam Cameron, DUP

South Antrim: Pam Cameron, DUP

South Antrim: Trevor Clarke, DUP

South Antrim: Trevor Clarke, DUP

South Antrim: David RJ Ford, Alliance

South Antrim: David RJ Ford, Alliance

South Antrim: Paul Girvan, DUP

South Antrim: Paul Girvan, DUP

South Antrim: Declan Kearney, Sinn Fein

South Antrim: Declan Kearney, Sinn Fein

South Down

South Down

South Down: Sinead Bradley, SDLP

South Down: Sinead Bradley, SDLP

South Down: Chris Hazzard, Sinn Fein

South Down: Chris Hazzard, Sinn Fein

South Down: Colin McGrath, SDLP

South Down: Colin McGrath, SDLP

South Down: Harold McKee, UUP

South Down: Harold McKee, UUP

South Down: Caitriona Ruane, Sinn Fein

South Down: Caitriona Ruane, Sinn Fein

South Down: Jim Wells, DUP

South Down: Jim Wells, DUP

Strangford

Strangford

Strangford: Kellie Armstrong, Alliance

Strangford: Kellie Armstrong, Alliance

Strangford: Jonathan Bell, DUP

Strangford: Jonathan Bell, DUP

Strangford: Simon Hamilton, DUP

Strangford: Simon Hamilton, DUP

Strangford: Michelle McIlveen, DUP

Strangford: Michelle McIlveen, DUP

Strangford: Mike Nesbitt, UUP

Strangford: Mike Nesbitt, UUP

Strangford: Philip Smith, UUP

Strangford: Philip Smith, UUP

Upper Bann

Upper Bann

Upper Bann: Sydney Alexander Anderson, DUP

Upper Bann: Sydney Alexander Anderson, DUP

Upper Bann: Doug Beattie, UUP

Upper Bann: Doug Beattie, UUP

Upper Bann: Jo-Anne Dobson, UUP

Upper Bann: Jo-Anne Dobson, UUP

Carla Lockhart DUP

Carla Lockhart DUP

Upper Bann: John O'Dowd, Sinn Fein

Upper Bann: John O'Dowd, Sinn Fein

Upper Bann: Catherine Seeley, Sinn Fein

Upper Bann: Catherine Seeley, Sinn Fein

West Tyrone

West Tyrone

West Tyrone: Michaela Boyle, Sinn Fein

West Tyrone: Michaela Boyle, Sinn Fein

West Tyrone: Thomas Buchanan, DUP

West Tyrone: Thomas Buchanan, DUP

West Tyrone: Ross Hussey, UUP

West Tyrone: Ross Hussey, UUP

West Tyrone: Declan McAleer, Sinn Fein

West Tyrone: Declan McAleer, Sinn Fein

West Tyrone: Daniel McCrossan, SDLP

West Tyrone: Daniel McCrossan, SDLP

West Tyrone: Barry McElduff, Sinn Fein

West Tyrone: Barry McElduff, Sinn Fein