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People entitled to full GFA institutions

23 January, 2006

Sinn Féin Chief negotiator Martin McGuinness speaking today in advance of Ian Paisley's meeting with Tony Blair and the meeting of the two government's later in the week said that "people were entitled to an Assembly with full powers along with a functioning power sharing executive".

Mr McGuinness said:

"Over the weekend Sinn Féin set out very clearly the responsibility which the two governments have to see the political institutions re-established in the time ahead. I also set out a number of action points which need to be implemented if this is to happen.

"The current stalemate cannot be allowed to continue.

"People have a right to the institutions which they voted for. People have a right to proper political representation from the politicians they voted for. The nonsense of a suspended assembly is not sustainable. Anything short of fully functioning institutions is unacceptable to Sinn Féin." ENDS

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