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Ireland Less than 25% of voters want Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to form coalition with Green Party

01:05  25 february  2020
01:05  25 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Fine Gael is generally considered to be more of a proponent of market liberalism than its traditional rival, Fianna Fáil .[22] Apart from brief minority Though the Fine Gael party leader at the time, Garret FitzGerald, personally advocated a no vote , the amendment was approved by voters in the

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have opened backchannel communications about forming a FINE Gael are believed to want a rotating Taoiseach if they agree to a grand coalition deal with Fianna Fail . Voters want the parties to form a stable government with fewer than two in ten people wanting

Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin are posing for a picture: Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin at the Virgin Media Television Studios for the General Election 2020 debate © MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin at the Virgin Media Television Studios for the General Election 2020 debate

Less than one-in-four voters want Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to form a coalition with the Greens, a poll has revealed.

As Micheal Martin and Leo Varadkar meet for talks on forming a new government it has emerged 72% of those under 35 want Sinn Fein to be directly involved in a new administration.

The survey by iReach found a Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Green Party government was the preferred option of just 23%.

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For Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to ultimately coalesce to keep her party out of power would be “a slap in the Ireland's largest party Fianna Fail has agreed not to go into coalition with Sinn Fein following a four-hour meeting of its parliamentary party . Backing for Sinn Fein brings shame to voters of Ireland.

The decades of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael duopoly are over. The traditional parties of Irish capitalism have received less than 45% of the total vote . To ensure that the cycle of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael rule, Sinn Fein should definitively rule out coalition with either and stand for an alternative

The same number of voters believe no stable government can be formed and there will need to be another general election.

Just 6% of respondents would like Sinn Fein and Fine Gael to form any coalition together and only 5% believe this is likely to happen.

The poll found Fine Gael is the least popular of the big three parties with voters under the age of 35, with less than one third – 31% – of respondents wanting Fine Gael to be involved in a new government coalition. The party was slightly more popular with those over 35.

The leaders of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael are expected to hold face-to-face talks today on the possibility of forming a government.

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Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have repeatedly ruled out going into government with Sinn Fein, as talks continue this week to try to form a coalition Mary Lou McDonald has hit out at the move and slammed it “disgraceful that the old boys’ club of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael believe they can set

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Sinn Fein is planning a number of rallies, with the first taking place in Cork last night and others set to happen in Dublin, Cavan, Galway and Newry. Mr Varadkar described them as “an unwelcome development”.

He added: “What happens in a democracy is that people vote, the votes are counted and then parties try to form a government.

“What is happening here it seems is that Sinn Fein, having won less than a quarter of the vote, are behaving as though as they have won a majority.

Eamon Ryan looking at the camera: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD at the Local and European Elections and divorce referendum counts in the RDS, Dublin © Gareth Chaney/Collins Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD at the Local and European Elections and divorce referendum counts in the RDS, Dublin “My party regularly won more than a quarter of the vote and didn’t get into government so I think these rallies are designed to be the next phase in Sinn Fein’s campaign of intimidation and bullying.

“It just shows once again that this is a party that has a casual relationship with our democracy.”

Sinn Féin plans public rallies to argue its case for government

  Sinn Féin plans public rallies to argue its case for government Sinn Féin plans public rallies to argue its case for governmentMs McDonald said her party is “determined to deliver on the desire of the people for a Government for change” and that Sinn Féin will step up its efforts in the coming weeks.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are both products of civil war politics. On the 6th December 1921 (that I know that date off the top of my head and only FF have spent most of their existence in Government, either as a single party or in coalition , they are far less liberal than FG on many social issues, but to

If either submits to forming a coalition with McDonald, they would be breaking a major No party was expected to win enough seats to lead a government by themselves, but various Ireland’s current Fine Gael government has been sustained by a confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fail

But Sinn Fein’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty described the comments as “hysterics”.

He said the rallies are just public meetings and involve elected representatives going out to meet people who voted for them.

Mr Doherty, pictured below, added: “The hysterics from Leo and Micheal are just that – nothing but hysterics.

“The election was about change – we now need to deliver a government for change that will bring forward the solutions that are needed on housing, health, climate, guaranteeing the pension age at 65, giving workers and families a break, and Irish unity.”

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