Finally, in May 2007, an executive composed of the DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP and the SDLP was able to take office. This time, the institutions created under the Good Friday agreement should be maintained until the current political crisis has resulted in the collapse of the executive in January 2017. The discussions were structured around three strands: the first, chaired by the United Kingdom, focused on governance issues for Northern Ireland. The second part focused on relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic and was led by Mitchell and Harri Holkeri, former Prime Minister of Finland67. It was run by the governments of both countries. Decisions were taken on the basis of “sufficient consensus”.