Robinson: Will he stay or will he go?

Following yesterday’s ministerial reshuffle and the axing of Edwin Poots and Nelson McCausland, the DUP appears to be in crisis today following the former Health Minister’s appearance on the Stephen Nolan radio show.

When questioned about Peter Robinson’s long term prospects as party leader Edwin Poots effectively announced the First Minister’s resignation by claiming that “Robinson stepping down is public knowledge.”

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However within minutes the First Minister issued a rebuttal to local media and on Twitter denying that he had any intention of stepping down:

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Is this the beginning of the end for Peter Robinson and if so who are the leading contenders to replace him?

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