Mary Lou McDonald
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Left-wing party Sinn Fein’s prime ministerial candidate Mary Lou McDonald got the most support from the legislators in the first sitting of the new Irish legislature. The next vote is scheduled on March 5

Is there a left-wing resurgence in Ireland?

In the recent elections in Ireland, left-wing Sinn Fein registered a thumping victory, with 37 of their 42 running candidates elected with a vote share of almost 25%.

Left-wing Sinn Fein uproots establishment parties’ hegemony in Ireland_ Left-wing Sinn Fein uproots establishment parties’ hegemony in Ireland

Sinn Fein registered a thumping victory by securing 37 seats out of the 42 it had contested with 24.53% of votes, while the two established parties – the incumbent Fine Gael and Fianna Fail won 20.86% and 22.18% of the votes, respectively

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