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Peter Robinson: NI first minister discusses his decision to quit

Peter Robinson has told the BBC that he is stepping down as first minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after helping to "stabilise" Stormont's political institutions.

The 66-year-old helped to negotiate a "fresh start" deal between the DUP, Sinn Féin and the British and Irish governments on Tuesday, just two days before announcing his plans to quit.

Mr Robinson spoke to BBC Northern Ireland's political editor Mark Devenport about the timing of his announcement.

  • 19 Nov 2015