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Arlene Foster To Step Down As Leader Of The DUP And The North's First Minister

Arlene Foster says she's stepping down as DUP leader and Northern Ireland’s First Minister.

It follows calls from within her party for a leadership contest.

She'll step away from heading the DUP on the 28th May - but will remain first minister until the end of June.

In a statement, Mrs Foster's described serving the people of Northern Ireland as 'the privilege of my life.'

She also acknowledged the difficult issues that have been faced in recent times

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