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United Kingdom: Northern Ireland

Political Status: Autonomous province of the United Kingdom under separate parliamentary regime established in 1921 but suspended March 30, 1972; coalition executive formed January 1, 1974; direct rule reimposed May 28, 1974; consultative Northern Ireland Assembly elected October 20, 1982, but dissolved by United Kingdom June 19, 1986; devolution of limited self-rule to (new) Northern Ireland Assembly and multiparty power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive effected December 2, 1999; direct rule reimposed February 11–May 30, 2000, for one day on August 11, 2001, for one day on September 22, 2001, and from October 15, 2002, until the return of limited self-rule upon the convening of a new assembly and election of a new executive on May 8, 2007, in accordance with the St. Andrews Agreement of October ...

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