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Published:May 8th, 2007 09:51 EST
Formation of Power-Sharing Government in Northern Ireland

Formation of Power-Sharing Government in Northern Ireland

By SOP newswire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed news of the formation of a new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland involving politicians from the British province’s Protestant and Roman Catholic communities.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said that he “joins others in applauding this development as a historic step on the road to a peaceful future for the people of Northern Ireland.”

Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party will serve as First Minister in the power-sharing government while Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein will be Deputy First Minister.

Source:UN