Elections are to be held on 7th March 2006 (results on 8th March). Nominations for ministers are to be held on 14th March 2007. D’hondt is to run and power devolved on 26th March 2006 and ministers expected to take a pledge of office making clear reference to supporting the police. So says the NIO, the St Andrew’s Agreement and the legislation. SF has made clear no pledge will be taken until the Ard Fheis has met. Francis Brolly says a policy shift is reliant on a good election result on 7th March and may be delayed for months after it. This leaves 18 days to agree, call, hold and win an Ard Fheis, can it be done?