Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (C) departs the general election count at the count centre in Castlebar, Ireland February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Ireland awaited the final results Sunday of an election that ousted Prime Minister Enda Kenny's coalition but left no clear winner, raising the previously unthinkable possibility of an alliance with his oldest rivals.With over half of the results in, voters had clearly punished Kenny's Fine Gael and its junior partner Labor in a swing to anti-austerity groups and anti-establishment candidates that echoed recent elections in other eurozone countries like Spain and Greece.Some commentators said the only clear option for government was a previously unthinkable alliance between Fine Gael and its old rival Fianna Fail, which has bounced back following its electoral drubbing five years ago.An alliance between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael would make Sinn Fein the main opposition party in Ireland, a coup for the party once seen as the political voice of the Irish Republican Army.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE