Sinn Féin's leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O'Neill, is on course to become the party's new vice president without a contest.
Nominations for the vacancy close tomorrow and so far she is the only candidate.
The deputy leader position became available when it was vacated recently by Mary Lou McDonald.
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Ms McDonald was the only candidate nominated to succeed Gerry Adams as the party's president on January 20.
She will formally take over that role at a special Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on February 10.
Nominations for the deputy position opened last Monday when Ms O’Neill made it known she would be a candidate for the position.
The deadline for nominations is tomorrow evening.