Robinson Replaces Paisley as Northern Ireland Leader
(Bloomberg) -- Peter Robinson takes over from Ian Paisley as first minister of Northern Ireland, a day after his Democratic Unionist Party and rival Sinn Fein averted a crisis that threatened the government of the U.K. province.
Robinson, 59, was elected by the 108-member assembly at Stormont, Belfast, today. Under a power-sharing accord, the DUP, the largest party, gets the first minister post with support from the nationalist party, Sinn Fein.
``The settling in period is now over,'' Robinson said in a speech to lawmakers. ``The time to deliver has arrived. We must secure the peace.''...