Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Seats - (and change from 2016 general election)

FF - 38 (-6)
SF - 37 (+14)
FG - 35 (-15)
Greens - 12 (+10)
Labour - 6 (-1)
Soc Dems - 6 (+3)
People Before Profit - 5 (-1)
Independents/others 21 (-2)

Basically SF, Greens and Soc. Dems are the big winners, and FG, and FF the big losers. Overall a big swing to the left.

It's going to be very hard to decide who gets to be Prime minister with the parties so close even when you add in independents who are quite closely affiliated to the parties.

Even any two of the big three parties won't have an overall majority (81) and will require support from smaller parties/independents.

Some solution on the lines of Michael Martin (FF Leader) Taoiseach for 2 years followed by Mary Lou McDonald (SF)?

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 at 11:29:08 PM EST
The irony is that SF could have won c. 7 more seats had they run an extra candidate in a few constituencies...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 at 11:33:15 PM EST
[ Parent ]
hum, but that would have been mostly at the expense of the smaller parties of the left. According to my off-the-top-of-my head analysis, it was the huge surpluses from the SF candidates that made them viable. At the beginning of the count, I thought that SF had sucked out all the oxygen for the other parties by getting so many first preferences... but the multi-member preferential system is mighty efficient.

Side-effect : SF may be looking for an excuse for a new election, but the other parties of the left will not be, any more than FG or FF.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Feb 11th, 2020 at 07:32:56 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The Greens got 7.5% of the seats with 7% of the first preference vote. It is unusual for a small party to get such a seat bonus, but the Greens got it because they are transfer friendly and got a lot of transfers from Sinn Fein.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Feb 11th, 2020 at 09:45:16 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series