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Robinson designates Foster as First Minister

First Minister Peter Robinson has announced he is stepping aside temporarily and has designated Arelene Foster as First Minister to exercise the functions with immediate effect.

The announcement was made by speaker Willie Hay in the assembly chamber.

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