Monday, April 18, 2016

Ireland: Minority Government

An update to the Irish Election.

FG and FF had tried to form a coalition but were just too far apart; they also tried, each, to talk to the independents and form their own majority, but were unable to.

As a result, FG will be forming a minority government, one which will have limited FF support. Exactly what shape this takes is yet to be determined, but in general, the thinking is that it will be an accord for 3 years that will see FF pass confidence motions (or perhaps abstain) which would peg the next election sometime in 2019.

As a result, this is likely one of the last posts I make about the Irish election. There will be an election in Northern Ireland coming up, and I may post some sort of update about politics in the republic at that time.

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