29 Feb 2016 General Election 2016 - Overview »

General Election 2016 - Overview

Summary The outgoing Fine Gael/Labour Government was heavily defeated, with the parties moving from winning 55.5% electoral support in 2011 to 31.1% now. Fianna Fáil made the biggest gains in support followed by independents and Sinn Fein. The result of the election is that a combination of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seems to represent the only politically viable parliamentary option to support a government. It may take several weeks or longer for a new government to emerge, during which time Fine Gael will provide an acting government No radical policy shifts are likely,...

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