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Ireland Change Of Government

  • February 27th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

dublin2.jpegExit polls in the Irish elections (25.2.11) showed the ruling Fianna Fail party will be removed from office, achieving little more than 15% of the vote, in a strong turn-out.

The Opposition Fine Gael, with some 36% would form the new government, on the figures; it’s been expected to go into a coalition with the Labour Party.

Counting is slow due to complexities of the proportional voting system used in Ireland.

The election was called a year early due to divisions in the former government, amid recriminations over its handling of the global financial crisis, and growing economic failure.

See EUAustralia Online, “Voting: Moment of truth in Ireland”, 25.2.11.