EDINBURGH (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum, in which a majority of Northern Irish voters supported retaining membership of the 28-nation bloc. Despite this fact, support for Brexit in England and Wales outweighed resistance to the move in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
"Sinn Féin will now be pushing for a border poll, a measure agreed upon in the Good Friday Agreement 18 years ago, to provide Irish citizens with the right to vote for an end to partition [division of Ireland] and to retain a role in the EU," Martina Anderson said.
Anderson also stressed that the outcome of referendum on EU membership had nothing to do with the best interests of the people of the Northern Ireland.
According to the final results of the UK referendum, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.