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SDLP rejects Martin McGuinness call for election pact

The SDLP has rejected a call from Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness to establish pacts like those agreed by unionists in the May general election.

Mr McGuinness challenged the SDLP to agree not to stand candidates in constituencies where unionist parties agreed pacts.

BBC News NI Political Editor Mark Devenport reports.