Another coronation..

Not unexpectedly, Peter Robinson has been elected leader of the DUP with Nigel Dodds as deputy leader, the BBC reports they were officially proposed by Sammy Wilson and Arlene Foster. RTÉ report

Assembly members unanimously agreed a joint nomination of Mr Robinson and Mr Dodds and will go to the party’s 120-member executive committee on Thursday night to have the nominations formally ratified.

Adds Mark Devenport quotes the leader-designate – “Stalin is not dead”