The lineup was later resumed this morning in the Northern Ireland Assembly election, with Sinn Féin firmly on course to emerge as the largest Stormont party.
• Sinn Féin is on track to become the largest party with 250,388 initial preferences compared to 184,002 for the DUP
• Alliance becomes third force in Northern Ireland politics with 116,681 preferential votes
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