You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #9: Ireland rather disproves your point, doesn't it? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 07:43 AM
Response to Reply #5
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'.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC