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McGuinness - Review is no substitute for political institutions

29 October, 2003


Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness speaking at the launch of billboards for the party's election campaign said that we need to ensure that the political institutions are re-established without delay after the elections."

Mr. McGuinness said:

"As I said yesterday we are going to hit the ground running after this election.

"We need to ensure that the political institutions are re-established without delay after the election.

"We did make progress in our talks with the UUP and the two governments. We reached an agreement. This must be built upon.

"A review is not a substitute for institutions. A review is best conducted in a positive atmosphere. That is with the institutions in place.

"In this election the DUP should not try to fool the electorate about their ability to achieve a renegotiation of the Good Friday Agreement. That is not going to happen.

"I believe that privately there are those in the leadership of that party who accept that.

"They should not be dishonest with the electorate." ENDS

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