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Paisley successor takes office

June 06, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Peter Robinson took over as Northern Ireland's first minister, succeeding the Rev. Ian Paisley and shoring up last year's agreement to share power with political foes in a regional government.

Martin McGuinness, member of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party, was reappointed as deputy first minister despite tensions with Robinson's pro-British Democratic Unionist Party.

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