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Sinn Fein seeks talks with Fianna Fail on forming new Irish government

Reuters Thursday, 13 February 2020
Left-wing Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Thursday it had formally requested talks with center-right rival Fianna Fail to discuss options for forming a new government following an inconclusive election last weekend.
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