Northern Ireland's young candidates to make an impact

In Belfast, Protestants and Catholics remain divided particularly in poor areas.

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    Polling has closed in Northern Ireland for local elections.

    All 462 council seats, split across 11 local authorities, are up for grabs.

    It is the first election since a journalist was shot dead by dissident Republicans last month in Londonderry.

    Young politicians who are running are trying to avoid violence that continues to haunt the political system.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.


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