Edwin Boots, leader of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (TUP), announced in a statement on Thursday (June 17) that he was stepping down three weeks after replacing Arlene Foster.
“I asked the party leader to start the internal election process to allow a new leader to be elected.”, he said.
Opposition to his election to the post of Prime Minister
The announcement comes hours after 24 of the DUP’s 28 regional elected representatives expressed their opposition. Edwin Boots elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Edwin Boots’ resignation adds to the political instability in Northern Ireland, as a protest movement against Britain and the European Union over a series of post – trade restrictions grows on him, along with Brexit.