In favor of Ireland’s integration, the Nationalist Party has the option of running in Thursday’s local elections. Michelle O’Neill is expected to become Sinn Féin’s first prime minister.
Tristan of Bourbon – London
This is unheard of in the history of Northern Ireland. For the first time since the formation of the British province in 1921, a party favorable to Irish integration is set to become the country’s first political force. Sinn Fin received 27% of the vote ahead of Thursday’s Northern Ireland Assembly election. Despite not gaining a majority, it is far ahead of all its competitors.
Katie Howard, a professor of political sociology at Belfast, Queen’s University, said: “Rising prices, employment, housing and the crisis in the health system are the most consensual topics.”