Arlene Foster has said there is no revolt in her party after Sinn Féin surged at the polls.
The Democratic Unionists saw their 10-seat lead as the biggest grouping at Stormont cut to just one following Thursday's poll.
Mrs Foster said she was going into the negotiations to restore powersharing wanting to do a deal.
Sinn Féin has demanded she step aside as First Minister while a botched green energy scheme she oversaw is investigated.
Asked about feelings within her party she said: "There is no revolt."
Sinn Féin closed the gap on the DUP to a solitary seat while the overall unionist majority at Stormont was lost.