belfast - The first minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, has announced his resignation Thursday. The 66-year-old Robinson exits own words politics. He sets the stage shortly after the protracted government crisis was broken in the British province after months.
Robinson stops as leader of the DUO, a lot of unionists. Unionists in Northern Ireland to belong to the United Kingdom. Their opponents are the Republicans who want to connect the region with the Republic of Ireland.
The two sides have reached agreement Tuesday for the resumption of their joint regional government. Which collapsed in September together after violent quarrels between the parties.
Ireland was the early twenties facto independence from the United Kingdom. The predominantly Protestant and pro-British population in the Northeast, however, did not belong to the predominantly Catholic rest of Ireland. They had their way with the secession of Northern Ireland, which is still controversial. In 1998 the republicans and unionists decided to bury the hatchet. In the peace agreement was established that year they govern together the region.