Skip to comments.Irish voters reward Sinn Féin, punish government parties
Posted on 05/24/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Irish voters on Friday (23 May) gave a strong signal to the government that they have tired of austerity, reaching out to alternative parties in the local elections and set to do the same for the EU vote.
According to an exit poll by state broadcaster RTE on Saturday morning, the governing center-right Fine Gael party is set to take 22 percent of the vote, down seven percentage points from the last EU vote in 2009. [ ]
Sinn Féin, which sits with the leftist GUE group in the European Parliament, is set to elect three of the countrys 11 seats, with 17 percent of the vote. The left-wing party, which campaigned on an anti-austerity ticket, and the Green party (6%) are the only two parties to have made gains since 2009. Sinn Féin, which is also polling well in the local elections, is seen not only to have benefited from austerity-fatigue but from running a tight political ship.
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Socialism versus accountability. Socialism wins.
It’s actually socialism versus socialism, here. Part of the terms of the bailout “loans” was impetus to raise taxes.
These people want to party as long as someone is willing to foot the bill.
Well I hate this. Hubby may have to go to Ireland for work. I’m reading nothing good about the place.
Reminds me why my maternal grandparents were smart enough to get out of Ireland. While some of the mainland European voters finally are waking up, the Irish are heading backwards again.
Sinn Fein has always been Socialists..
Seems they will NEVER learn...
Democracy is wolves culling the sheep...
Mob Rule.. “a” Mafia... but indeed...
The Brits love Mob Rule as well...
Must anyone with brains there were killed in
WWI and WWII... and various other conflicts..
All over URP it’s the Eloi and Morlocks..
And the Russians and Chinese know no other way..
AND the Morlocks OWN the White Cave.. in Wash D.C.
I wish it was a metaphor............ it isn’t..
Interesting. Certainly something to keep an eye on.