Following the resignation of Charles Haughey, Albert Reynolds was elected Taoiseach in the Dáil by 84 votes to 78. The announcement in Dáil Éireann was followed by a lengthy applause from the house.
Charles Haughey addresses the Dáil and outlines how he would like to be remembered as Taoiseach stating,
Let the record speak for itself. If I were to seek any accolade as I leave office, it would simply be, he served the people, all the people to the best of his ability.
Addressing the Dáil Mr Reynolds said
I am conscious of the great honour being conferred on me, and I would like to thank the Dáil for nominating me to this high office.
After receiving his seal of office from President Mary Robinson at Áras an Uactarainn, Mr Reynolds will return to Dáil Éireann and announce his government.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 February 1992. The reporter is Michael Good.