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UK regional elections: Boris Johnson under scrutiny, historic vote in N. Ireland predicted

The British prime minister has faced calls to step down after breaking COVID lockdown rules. In Northern Ireland, polls suggest the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein could win the largest number of seats.

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