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Lack of leadership contest doesn't mean a lack of democracy

When party leaders are elected unopposed critics often claim it is undemocratic but as Political Correspondent John Manley discovers, it's a regular occurrence in Ireland and Britain

Michelle O'Neill (left) and Mary Lou McDonald are expected to assume the roles of Sinn Féin vice-president and president respectively. Picture by Niall Carson /PA Wire
WE'VE been reminded countless times over the past year how the DUP and Sinn Féin have little in common ideologically. However, there are similarities in the way the two parties have appointed their r[...]

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