The United States is happy with the “progress” represented by the agreement between the Democratic Unionist Party and London

Madrid, January 31 (European Press) –

White House national security spokesman John Kirby expressed his delight at the “progress” represented by the agreement reached between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the UK government to restore the distribution of power in the Stormont Assembly – the national parliament. Northern Ireland Assembly – with republican Sinn Féin, paving the way for an end to nearly two years of political deadlock.

“We're happy to be making progress here. But from what we understand, there's still some legislation that needs to be signed before they can move forward,” Kirby said during a news conference.

In February 2022, the Democratic Unionist Party caused a siege of the Northern Irish National Assembly in protest against post-Brexit trade agreements, arguing that they undermine Northern Ireland's position in the United Kingdom, making it impossible to elect the country's new president. the body. .

The agreement announced by the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Geoffrey Donaldson, paves the way for Sinn Féin, which defeated the Democratic Unionist Party in the 2022 parliamentary elections, to assume the position of Prime Minister, which will be occupied by its “second-in-command.” “, Michelle O'Neill.

The Stormont Assembly is a key point in the Good Friday Agreement, signed in 1998, which stipulates the distribution of power between the two Unionist parties and the Republican majority, so restoring it and ending the political blockade could help end political tensions in the North. Ireland.

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