Martin McGuinness, Northern Irish politician, Died at 66

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James Martin Pacelli McGuinness (in Irish) Séamus Máirtín Pacelli Mag Aonghusa was born on May 23, 1950, and died on March 21, 2017.

He was an Irish republican and Sinn Féin politician.

McGuinness was the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from May 2007 to January 2017.

He was the former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader, McGuinness was the MP for Mid Ulster from 1997 until his resignation in 2013.

Like all Sinn Féin MPs, he practiced abstentionism in relation to the Westminster Parliament.

After the St Andrews Agreement and the Assembly election in 2007, as Sinn Féin’s Political Leader in the North, he became deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland on 8 May 2007, with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley becoming First Minister.

He resigned as deputy First Minister in a protest over the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal, on 9 January 2017.

James Martin Pacelli McGuinnes passed away at 66 years old.

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