Sinn Fein set for historic win in Northern Ireland election


              An emotional Edwin Poots, after being elected for South Belfast as a DUP MLA Northern Ireland Assembly Election, pays tribute to his colleague Christopher Stalford, a Democratic Unionist party member of the Northern Ireland assembly who died suddenly in February, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, May 6, 2022. Poots was asked by Mr Stalford's family to stand for the constituency in honor of his late friend. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)
            
              DUP Assembly candidate Harry Harvey celebrates being returned as an MLA at the Titanic Exhibition Centre during the count for the Northern Ireland Assembly Election, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, May 6, 2022. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)
            
              Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald, left, and Deputy leader Michelle O'Neill arrive at the election count centre in Belfast , Northern Ireland Counting is continuing across Northern Ireland in the Assembly elections. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
            
              Sinn Fein's Vice President Michelle O'Neill, centre, celebrates with party colleagues after being elected in Mid Ulster at the Medow Bank election count centre in Magherafelt , Northern Ireland, Friday, May, 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
            
              Sinn Fein's Vice President Michelle O'Neill, centre, welebrates with party colleagues after being elected in Mid Ulster at the Medow Bank election count centre in Magherafelt , Northern Ireland, Friday, May, 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
            
              Ulster Unionist Leader Doug Beattie looks on at the Northern Ireland Assembly Election count center at Meadowbank Sports arena in Magherafelt in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Friday, May 6, 2022. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
            
              Democratic Unionist Party's Edwin Poots, center, with his wife Glynis, left, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after being returned as an MLA for the Northern Ireland Assembly, Friday, May 6, 2022. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)
            
              Democratic Unionist Party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson makes a speech at Ulster University Jordanstown count center in Newtownabbey, in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, as counting continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Election, early Saturday, May 7 2022. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
            
              Democratic Unionist Party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson congratulates party colleague Pam Cameron on her election at Ulster University Jordanstown count center in Newtownabbey, in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, as counting continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Election on Friday, May, 6 2022. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
            
              Election staff begin vote counting in Belfast in the Northern Ireland Assembly election early Friday in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, May 6, 2022. In Northern Ireland, voters are electing a new 90-seat Assembly, with polls suggesting the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein could win the largest number of seats, and the post of first minister, in what would be a historic first. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Sinn Fein set for historic win in Northern Ireland election