Saturday, 5 February 2011

The General Election in Ireland.

The General Election in Ireland on the 25th February 2011, seems set to make history with Ireland's largest party Fianna Fáil heading for its heaviest defeat since 1927 and the centre right party Fine Gael heading for it's highest proportion of votes, again since 1927. It seems likely that the new Dáil Éireann, will be formed by a coalition of Fine Gael and Labour with the Leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny as the new Taoisiach. The last time Fine Gael led a coalition government was the 27th Dáil Éireann from 1994 to 1997, and in fact Fine Gael have only formed six of the 22 Dail's since 1937. The most recent opinion polls show Fianna Fáil on about 16% support, Labour on 24% and Fine Gael on 35% with Sinn Fein just behind Fianna Fáil.

For more information on the Irish General Election go here.

1 comment:

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Latest opinion polls:
FG - 35%(-2)
Lab - 22%(+3)
FF - 17%(-1)
SF - 13%(+1)
Greens 2%(-1)
Others 11%