1997 General Election

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1997 General Election

In November 1994, Labour left the coalition with Fianna Fáil, and for the first time in Ireland, a party left government and formed a new government with the opposition parties of Fine Gael and Democratic Left.

This Rainbow Coalition ran again for the election of June 1997. Following the count, no party had a clear majority. Both Labour and the Progressive Democrats lost heavily. Discussions resulted in a government formed by a Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrat coalition backed by four independent TDs.

1997 General Election

Category: Politics and Economics

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