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Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops poll

WorldNews Monday, 10 February 2020
Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops pollDUBLINIreland’s political parties were scrambling to adjust to a new reality Monday, after an earth-shaking election that saw the left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein win the biggest share of votes. Sinn Fein, the party historically linked to the Irish Republican Army and its violent struggle for a united Ireland, received 24.5% of the first-preference votes in Saturday’s election. That bested Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, the two centrist parties that have governed Ireland since it won independence from Britain a century ago....
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