N Ireland turmoil
LONDON: The future of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government has been cast in doubt after Martin McGuinness resigned on Monday as the region’s deputy first minister in protest over the handling of a renewable-energy project.
The move by McGuinness, a towering figure in the Sinn Fein party and the deputy first minister for nearly 10 years, may trigger fresh elections in the region.
Sharing power has been central to a fragile peace in Northern Ireland, where Irish nationalists opposed to British rule battled unionists who wanted to keep the region part of the UK. Washington Post