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Ulster Unionists, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishUlster Unionists, thethe Ulster UnionistsˌUlster ˈUnionists, the  the members of the Ulster Unionist Party, a political party in Northern Ireland that is supported mostly by Protestants and is led by David Trimble. They believe that Northern Ireland should remain part of the UK. In the late 1990s the Ulster Unionists took part in peace discussions with the British government, the government of the Republic of Ireland, and Sinn Féin. It was the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly until the Assembly was suspended (=stopped until a time in the future that has not yet been arranged) in 2002. It lost support in the 2007 Assembly elections, coming behind the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin compare Ulster Democratic Unionist Party, the
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