Lenihan First Elected in Electronic Count

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Brian Lenihan of Fianna Fáil tops the poll in Dublin West, and becomes the first candidate elected by electronic voting in Ireland.

  • Title
    Lenihan First Elected in Electronic Count
  • 1st Broadcast
    18/05/2002
  • Contributor
    John Bowman (Presenter)
    Bryan Dobson (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:25
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Election 2002
  • Clip title
    Lenihan First Elected in Electronic Count
  • Extended description

    'Election 2002' presenter John Bowman and journalist Vincent Browne are discussing the implications of electronic voting as the first result from an electronic count is about to be announced.

    At 2.05am, the result in Dublin West is declared. Brian Lenihan of Fianna Fáil tops the poll, and in doing so becomes the first candidate elected by electronic voting in Ireland. Joan Burton of Labour wins back the seat she lost in 1997. Joe Higgins of the Socialist Party takes the third seat.

    Shortly afterwards, Brian Lenihan offers a candidate's opinion of the electronic count.

  • Information

    Coverage of the general election from 'Election 2002' showing the first result from an electronic vote. 'Election 2002' was broadcast on the 17 and 18 of May 2002.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 2002, Electronic Voting, Brian Lenihan, Joan Burton, Labour party, Joe Higgins, Socialist Party, Dublin West constituency, Fianna Fáil, Vincent Browne, Labour Party
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2002
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    DX91/01644
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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