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Northern Ireland

Note: Northern Ireland does not have an official flag. The Ulster Banner is often used to represent Northern Ireland semi-officially.

National Parliament Composition

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Government

Head of State (Monarch)Charles III (*)
Head of Government (First Minister and Deputy First Minister*)Michelle O’Neill (SF-LEFT)
Emma Little-Pengelly (DUP~NI)
Parties in GovernmentSinn Féin (SF-LEFT)
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP~NI)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI-RE)
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP-ECR)
*First Minister and Deputy First Minister are constitutionally co-equal

Parties

Sinn Féin (SF)
We Ourselves
Leader: Mary Lou McDonald
Orientation: Left-wing (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: LEFT (LEFTUEL)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1905-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
Leader: Gavin Robinson
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: ~NI (history with NI-EP, EC/DA)
EU Stance: Strongly opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1971-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
Leader: Naomi Long
Orientation: Liberal
EP Affiliation: RE (ALDE Party, LI)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration
Years active: 1970-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
Leader: Doug Beattie
Orientation: Centre-Right
EP Affiliation: ECR (ECR Party)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration
Years active: 1905-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
Leader: Colum Eastwood
Orientation: Centre-left
EP Affiliation: S&D (PES, SI)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1970-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

People Before Profit (PBP)
Leader: Collective Leadership
Orientation: Left-wing
EP Affiliation: LEFT
EEP Affiliation: ~LEFT (history with EACL)
EU Stance: 
Opposed to EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2005-…

Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
Leader: Jim Allister
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: ~NI (history with NI)
EU Stance: Strongly opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2007-…

Green Party Northern Ireland (Greens NI)
Leaders: Malachai O’Hara
Orientation: Green politics
EP Affiliation: ~ Greens/EFA (operates as regional branch of Green Party in Ireland, which is a member of EGP, GG)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1983-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.
Note: The Green Party Northern Ireland operates as a regional branch of the Green Party in Ireland.

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