DUP leader Edwin Poots has resigned as leader of the party.
A meeting within the DUP took place yesterday as Poots faced internal challenges from party representatives.
Poots said, “I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected.”
“The party has asked me to remain in 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.”
Poots is now officially the shortest serving leader in the DUP’s history.
He was formally elected leader on May 27th, officially serving just 21 days in office.
It is currently unclear who will take Poots position as head of the party.