Republican Sinn Féin to contest Assembly election

The Press Association are reporting that Republican Sinn Féin are to field candidates in at least 11 of the 18 constituencies for the March 7th Assembly elections on an abstentionist ticket.From the PA report

A Republican Sinn Fein statement said: “At a special meeting of the Comhairle Uladh (Ulster Executive) body of Republican Sinn Fein, a decision was taken to field candidates on an abstentionist basis in at least 11 of the 18 constituencies for the forthcoming Stormont elections.

“Selection conventions will take place in these constituencies within the next seven days, and details of candidates selected, our electoral strategy and policy will be revealed at a press conference in Belfast on the completion of the selection process.”