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The lesson from the election to the main parties? It’s up to you to sort out the mess. February 29, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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That surely is incontrovertible. A situation where the former establishment parties are the only ones who can form a government and only in tandem with one another would seem to be the message sent from a far from grateful electorate. Whether the noises hinting at that can arrive at some arrangement remains to be seen. The pull of the two and a half system is still huge as noted here recently.

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1. damonmatthewwise - February 29, 2016

I think a 4 party coalition is possible with FG Leading, and a 5 party coalition with FF; this means probably allocated Ministries to a party using D’Hondt system, as common in most European countries, a single or 2 party coalition is almost an aberration in Ireland, and rarely happens in the real world. If necessary, think should consider party lists where half of candidates are female, alternating. A coin toss decides if party is Male or female Leading – in my case, I will be underdog in a female majority norm; which is Green Left Equality party strive for; nice to be a male and feminist in a female, thus being the token male!

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On 29 February 2016 at 11:00, The Cedar Lounge Revolution wrote:

> WorldbyStorm posted: “That surely is incontrovertible. A situation where > the former establishment parties are the only ones who can form a > government and only in tandem with one another would seem to be the message > sent from a far from grateful electorate. Whether the noises h” >

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2. Aonrud ⚘ - February 29, 2016

Uncertainty over the FG leadership has hit the RTÉ live blog already anyway.

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3. Gerryboy - February 29, 2016

A short commentary in the French mag Le Point says that Sinn Fein can be compared to Syriza, Podemos and the Left Bloc in Portugal. Get your dictionaries out and contribute to the blog comments.
http://www.lepoint.fr/monde/irlande-la-metamorphose-du-sinn-fein-27-02-2016-2021406_24.php

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4. sonofstan - February 29, 2016

Never knew the French called our little unpleasantness of a century ago ‘les Paques sanglantes’.

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Gerryboy - February 29, 2016

= ‘Bloody Easter’. I suppose it was. I’ve googled Easter rebellion and it gives: ‘Insurrection de Pâques’.

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sonofstan - February 29, 2016

Yeah. I thought it was peculiar to the article, but I googled and every French source seems to call it that. Just odd, because it’s not a direct translation of a common name for it in English.

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Gerryboy - February 29, 2016

It could have something to do with idiomatic register – or maybe French media weren’t in favour of l’Insurrection de Pâques.

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Michael Carley - February 29, 2016

When did the term come into use? Could it be a retro-fit from a Bloody Sunday reference?

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5. Gerryboy - February 29, 2016

C’est un mystère.

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Michael Carley - February 29, 2016

Is there a Johnny Hallyday recording of Dimanche Sanglante?

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6. Ramzi Nohra - February 29, 2016

as a gift a couple of years ago a Parisian friend of mine bought a CD – “Chansons de la revolution irlandais”. I will dig out the sleeve notes tonight.

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