Monday, October 31, 2011

IRCPPS in the Links: Ireland Post-Election Report

The Monkey Cage takes a look at the new political landscape:
...Michael D Higgins was elected the ninth President of Ireland on Saturday, 29 October 2011 with over one million votes. Higgins was the candidate from the Labour Party, the second largest party in parliament. A frontrunner for much of the campaign, he slipped into second place in the two weeks before the election before re-emerging as the overwhelming choice of the public, securing 39.6% of the first preference vote....