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Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 2: Formation of the Opposition

An Opposition can be formed if one or more qualifying parties form it, qualifying parties being parties which could have a Ministerial office but don’t, or parties which do not contain a Minister but whose members comprise 8% of the total number of Members of the Assembly.

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