Northern Ireland is facing instability following the resignation of Edwin Poots as DUP leader last night.
He'll step down after just three weeks in the role after party members expressed anger at his deal with Sinn Féin and the British government on the Irish Language Act.
In a statement last night, Edwin Poots said he will remain in his post, “until my successor is elected.”
"This has been a difficult period for the party and the country and I have conveyed to the chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place."
The resignation creates uneven ground for the new First Minister Paul Givan, as he was appointed by Mr Poots.
A North-South Ministerial meeting which was scheduled to take place in Armagh today has been cancelled.
Main Image: Edwin Poots speaking to the media after leaving Government Buildings in Dublin, 03-06-2021. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews