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Main Irish opposition rules out grand coalition with PM's party

Reuters Thursday, 23 January 2020
Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls, on Thursday ruled out forming a grand coalition with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael after the Feb. 8 election.
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Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has confirmed his party has ruled out a "grand coalition" with major rivals Fine Gael. Mr Martin said his party was interested in creating a new government with other "centre" parties such as Labour and the Greens.

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