Bums on Executive seats

There is increasing speculation that the four Executive Party leaders will meet to agree the departments each will take, making the later nominations a formality. Hain has indicated he will allow preparatory briefings of the notional ministers. Martina Purdy gives her form guide to who may be included. Interestingly, there may be four female ministers in the full 14 member Executive with Foster, Ritchie and Ruane tipped for full ministries and a possible junior ministry for Martina Anderson. All of them potentially benefitting from their parties planning for the next Westminster election. Possibly of note, is in this most recent speculation Michelle Gildernew doesn’t merit a mention.

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