Six Counties: Sinn Fein Becomes Largest Party in Local Elections

Source: US News & World Report

“Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein made sweeping gains in [British-occupied Irish counties’] local elections, repeating its success from last year’s assembly elections, when it became the largest party for the first time. With counting completed late Saturday, Sinn Fein, which seeks unification of [the British-occupied part of] Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, took 144 of 462 local government seats. Its main rival, the Democratic Unionist Party, captured 122 seats, while the centrist Alliance Party had 67.” (05/21/23)