Voters in Northern Ireland have chosen sectarian political parties with strongly conflicting views over more moderate voices.
The result gives the DUP veto power over forming a power-sharing administration with the major Catholic-backed party, Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), a close second with 28 seats.
Trailing far behind were the two parties’ moderate rivals — both of which were involved in the power-sharing administration that collapsed 4½ years ago amid conflict between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein. The Ulster Unionist Party saw its share of seats fall to 18 seats from 27, while the moderate Catholic party, the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), also slipped to 16 seats from 18.
This calls for a historic opportunity. But have you noticed how perfectly evil DUP:s leader Ian Paisley look like. He certainly look like that type of guy who would order a killing or two. Brr
I actually have a strong sympathy for the Irish cause, although I totally oppose IRA and the usage of terror. Let us only hope for better times without extremists, terrorists and hawkish looking figures.