New Prime Minister

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New Prime Minister

The resignation of Major Chichester-Clark over the franchise issue and the continued division within the parliamentary party finally led Captain O'Neill to resign. Brian Faulkner and Major James Chichester-Clark, both former ministers under O'Neill, were nominated for the leadership. Chichester-Clark won by one vote and became both prime minister and leader of the Unionist Party.

Here is a selection of RTÉ television and radio coverage of Captain Terence O'Neill's last days as premier and the election of Chichester-Clark.

The accompanying image is taken from RTÉ News footage of Major Chichester-Clark giving his first interview to the press following his election as leader on 1 May, 1969.



New Prime Minister

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