Friday, May 3, 2019

Aontú wins local seat in Northern Ireland

The big results post will have to wait until tomorrow, but of note is that Aontú, a right-wing republican party promoting the unification of Ireland, has won a local seat.

Most republican and nationalist parties in Northern Ireland lean to the left, and most Unionist parties lean to the right, with only the PUP (Progressive Unionist Party) leaning to the left.

This now gives people a wider range of options to vote for at election time. It does not, however, mark a sea change, as, this is 1 seat out of over 400.

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