belfast - Negotiations on a new coalition in Northern Ireland have collapsed. The leaders of the two main political parties in the British Territory acknowledged Tuesday that they did not expect it to be agreed in the near future.
The Republican Sinn Fein and the Party of Democratic Unionists (DUP) have been negotiating a new government since March. DUP leader Arlene Foster said Tuesday was disappointed with the impasse. 'We continue to work through the summer. Hopefully we'll be there later in the year, 'she told reporters.
The absence of an agreement between ideological rivals can have major consequences. For example, the British government may decide to attract the government of the region.
One of the pains in the negotiations is the dope support given by the DUP to the British government. This, according to Sinn Fein, has lost her neutrality. The republican desire to give the Irish language a protected status is reported to be an important point of twist.
The political crisis in Northern Ireland began in January. Then Deputy Prime Minister Martin McGuinness (Sinn Fein) ended because of a fuss about Prime Minister Foster's policy. In March, new elections were held.