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This was meant to be the day… February 20, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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…when Micheál Martin became Taoiseach, presumably the head of a coalition of SDs, GP and sundry others. To me that always seemed a little unlikely given the numbers, but sure, no doubt a man or woman can hope. He would be the first FF Taoiseach of this decade and first FF Taoiseach of just short of a decade. He would ensure that every FF leader was Taoiseach.

Instead… he faces this prospect:

A deal that would lead to a new government being formed may not be finalised until April, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has told his TDs and Senators.

Mr Martin told a meeting of his parliamentary party, on the eve of the first sitting of the 33rd Dáil on Thursday, that it could be two months before a new government is formed.

Since:

Mr Martin, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan are all expected to put their names forward.

And none is expected to be elected, this time out, anyhow. This is going to run and run, most likely.

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1. Dermot M O Connor - February 20, 2020

And though he’s a caretaker he’s still Taoiseach, so Leo will need just 58 days of will-they wont-they hokey-cokey to surpass Cowen, and two more to surpass the dullard Reynolds in office. A Pyrrhic victory to put it mildly, but he’d still be glad of it at this point. Polishing the turd that is his wikipedia page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Records_of_Irish_heads_of_government_since_1922#Cumulative_days_served

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