Tom Elliot became a surprising story of the election with his outburst in Omagh and he is destined to be at the centre of things throughout the coming days.
With his party achieving 16 seats and Alliance 8 as things stand the UUP will lose a ministry. That is unless he can tempt party reject David McClarty back into the fold.
Though as Mark Devenport notes the Alliance party could then try to cook up a counter deal with Steven Agnew.
Interesting days ahead and an immediate opportunity for Elliott to counter statements he isn’t leadership material.