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Author: BBC News - www.bbc.co.uk/news
Published on 05 May 2011 01:00 PM

BBC Northern Ireland will begin its election coverage on Friday bringing you the latest live results from all the count centres across NI.

Politicians and pundits will also be giving their reaction on BBC NI news online, radio and television.

A special programme will begin at 1500 BST on Friday on Radio Ulster and will continue until 2200 BST.

BBC NI's television coverage will begin at 1330 BST until 1345 and resume at 1500 BST.

BBC NI News Online will bring you live results as the 108 new members of the Stormont assembly are elected.

Coverage of the Northern Ireland council elections will start on Monday.

BBC Northern Ireland's Head of News Kathleen Carragher said BBC News NI will have comprehensive coverage of the election results on radio, television and online.

"Our experienced and talented journalists will be at every count to bring the audience the colour, the atmosphere and the tension as the ballots are counted," she said.

"Political commentators and politicians will be analysing the results as they come in throughout the evening and we will also be reflecting the public's reaction through Twitter, Facebook and email.

"These elections will decide the shape of the new assembly which will govern NI for the next four years, determine who sits on local councils and indicate the numbers of people in NI who want to change the voting system for Westminster.

"It will be an exciting and interesting news day, and presenters, reporters and producers are all looking forward to making our coverage unmissable for the NI audience."

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575