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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 07:43 AM
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9. Ireland rather disproves your point, doesn't it?
It shows that, in their IRV voting - ie for president - a 3rd party candidate - Mary Robinson, Labour - did get elected recently. So, in the past 15 years, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour have all had either a President (in the IRV election) or a PM (in the STV election for representatives).

Just looking at the IRV presidential election, we see that in the last 2 elections: in 1997, FF won, with FG 2nd; in 1990, Mary Robinson (basically Labour, but she did also get the support of the Workers' Party) won, with FF 2nd, FG 3rd. And these elections produced very popular presidents - so popular that no-one bothered running against McAleese in 2004. There's no way you can call that '2 party dominated'.
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  - The Republican assaults upon HI must end. They will ruin HI.  glinda   Apr-17-11 01:30 PM   #1 
  - Quite honestly, if it loosens the death grip that the "two" parties have on our government, ...  Tesha   Apr-17-11 01:33 PM   #2 
  - Two Parties entrenched wherever IRV tried:  WillYourVoteBCounted   Apr-17-11 02:19 PM   #5 
     - Ireland rather disproves your point, doesn't it?  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-18-11 07:43 AM   #9 
  - I strongly disagree on all counts.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-17-11 02:04 PM   #3 
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              - If you followed the link you would see that  Warren Stupidity   Apr-18-11 07:02 AM   #8 

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