Ireland General election 2020: Voting Day and Results.

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Storm Ciara reaches landfall just in time for Ireland’s first ever Saturday election.

The last 4 polls carried out this week average out at SF at 24, FF at 23, FG at 19, Greens at 9 and Labour (apparently still a thing) at 5.

Voting has already begun in the North West islands and it’s positive there’s been no noise yet about the weather impacting them voting.

RTE’s coverage is here Election 2020 | General election 2020, politics | RTÉ

And the Times is here: Election 2020: Finish line in sight for campaigns

International coverage has very much focused on SF’s rise (lots of Syriza references) and Leo’s demise. FF, still most likely to be the biggest party aren’t getting much international ink.

It’s not terribly exciting. There’s 30 years of FF and FG saying they’ll never work with SF before an election and 30 years of FF and FG not working with SF after elections: FF and FG will not work with SF after this election, and whichever party ends up with most seats will take their turn in charge. 9 years for FG is an historic run for them. Everything about Ireland’s history points to it being FF’s turn to be in charge.

While polling has historically overstated their support compared to the eventual results, unless the late (pretty weak) mud throwing at SF works, the party’s on track for historic highs in seats and support.

The most likely outcome now is an FF led govt with FG support and a very strong SF opposition.

The hope for people tired of the FF/FG duopoly will be that SF’s likely success will prompt the left in Ireland to unite wit SF in the front to provide a possible future coalition govt.
 
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The hope for people tired of the FF/FG duopoly will be that SF’s likely success will prompt the left in Ireland to unite wit SF in the front to provide a possible future coalition govt.
Anyone who watched Ruth Coppinger attacking Eoin O'Broin on TWIP during the week will know that that's a rather forlorn hope.

Far from unifying the left, SFs eventual elevation to government will probably see a split in that party with many members unable to accept the compromises all parties must make to form a coalition.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Can people update this thread during the evening with what they are listening to / watching, please?

Gives people a chance to hop about in a coordinated way
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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9.55 and Virgin TV is still showing The Voice. Is it THAT hard to start the programme on time?
 

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Get your excuses in now folks;)
 

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F**k me!
 

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Martin will not be Taoiseach on these numbers.
 


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