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.
Statement by Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster MLA https://t.co/bHCP1IySz7 via @duponline
— DUP (@duponline) April 28, 2021
She'll step away from heading the DUP on May 28th.
However, she will remain the 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 says that her election as DUP leader "broke a glass ceiling" and says she is glad it "inspired other women to enter politics and spurred them on to take up elected office."