The Charvet Shirts tried to abolish Proportional Representation twice so as to copper fasten their hold on political power.When one considers Brian Lenihan got 44 % of the popular vote and was beaten on transfers by Robinson, would it not be more fair if we had a simple majority vote for the presidency?
The voting system is not the issue.
The corrupt state broadcaster is the issue.
It still causes me daily pain that President Gallagher isn't serving Ireland.
And for entirely altruistic reasons too... oh Ireland you would be so much stronger as a country if you'd elected my Seanie!
Hmmmm... tough choice.
Maybe you should have a word in Joanie's B ear BB and have her run against Michael D.
Which would assuage your laments more - President Sean or President Joan?
Agree with having a direct vote every Seven years no exceptions - also a system of direct election in case of a resignation or death of a President should be put in place.I like the current system except we should also have direct popular vote not the stitch up of 2004.
I intend to vote no in the referendum on extending voting rights to expatriates in presidential elections.