Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster is facing a rebellion from within her Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after a majority of members signed a letter seeking a confidence vote in her leadership.
It is understood that around 80 percent of DUP representatives at the Northern Ireland assembly and at least half of its members of parliament in London have signed the letter, requesting the party's chairman call a leadership contest.
"It's a very significant move at the moment," Northern Ireland journalist Amanda Ferguson told CGTN's Global Business show, "It's become apparent that there's moves to try and oust her from her position."
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