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Nearly a year on, how has the DUP fared since Edwin Poots’ resignation that threw the party into turmoil?

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DUP leader Edwin Poots (right) during a press conference at Stormont with First Minister designate Paul Givan

DUP leader Edwin Poots (right) during a press conference at Stormont with First Minister designate Paul Givan

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Edwin Poots walks past a portrait of former party leader Ian Paisley in the halls of Parliament Buildings

Edwin Poots walks past a portrait of former party leader Ian Paisley in the halls of Parliament Buildings

Edwin Poots leaves DUP headquarters after announcing his resignation as leader of the party

Edwin Poots leaves DUP headquarters after announcing his resignation as leader of the party

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Edwin Poots leaves the DUP headquarters in Belfast after he said he will stand down as the party leader following an internal party revolt against him, June 17, 2021

Edwin Poots leaves the DUP headquarters in Belfast after he said he will stand down as the party leader following an internal party revolt against him, June 17, 2021

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DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson speaks to the media in the Great Hall at Parliament Buildings, Stormont

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson speaks to the media in the Great Hall at Parliament Buildings, Stormont

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DUP leader Edwin Poots (right) during a press conference at Stormont with First Minister designate Paul Givan

DUP leader Edwin Poots (right) during a press conference at Stormont with First Minister designate Paul Givan

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DUP leader Edwin Poots (right) during a press conference at Stormont with First Minister designate Paul Givan

It was one of the most explosive days in local politics. On June 17 last year, after just three weeks as leader of the DUP, Edwin Poots resigned, throwing the party into turmoil.

Outside DUP HQ, the political press pack gathered around the weather-beaten door of the Dundela Avenue building waiting patiently on the latest development in the party’s seemingly never-ending drama.

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Edwin Poots walks past a portrait of former party leader Ian Paisley in the halls of Parliament Buildings

Edwin Poots walks past a portrait of former party leader Ian Paisley in the halls of Parliament Buildings

Edwin Poots walks past a portrait of former party leader Ian Paisley in the halls of Parliament Buildings

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