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Poots Names Paul Givan To Replace Arlene Foster

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Nomination will come before Assembly for ratification

Member of the Northern Irish Legislative Assembly, Paul Givan will replace Arlene Foster as Northern Ireland's First Minister.

Leader of the DUP, Edwin Poots, has been revealing his ministerial line up for the Stormont Executive, as the party attempts to recover from a number of resignations.

Paul Frew will become Economy Minister, while Michelle McIlveen will take over as Education Minister.

Outgoing Education Minister, Peter Weir, says in the balance of appointments, it is sad there is little sign of healing or reaching out.

Mr. Givan's nomination will then have to come before the Stormont Assembly for ratification.

Paul Givan says it's an honour to take on the position:

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