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    Koya Koya is offline

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    Should a General Election be called?

    Well, should one be?

    Is the No result indicative of a loss of mandate for FF?

    Given that all of the major Political Parties advocated a Yes vote, would a General Election be pointless?

    Would a second referendum on Lisbon be justified / acceptable after such an election?

    I sincerely doubt that an election will be called, but still want to know what you think.
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    The Red Rose of Cork The Red Rose of Cork is offline
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    Taoiseach should go to the country seeking a mandate on limited Treaty reforms. He would obiterate FG, SF support would rise but no more than 10/12 seats in total.

    He should then form a government, get the proposals agreed to in a protocol attaching to the next Treaty of Accession and ratify it in accordance with the advice of the A-G
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    Ye were beaten TRRC. Take it like a man/woman.
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    No

    (i know i should explain but its a monday and im tired!!)
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koya
    Well, should one be?

    Is the No result indicative of a loss of mandate for FF?

    Given that all of the major Political Parties advocated a Yes vote, would a General Election be pointless?

    Would a second referendum on Lisbon be justified / acceptable after such an election?

    I sincerely doubt that an election will be called, but still want to know what you think.
    It shouldn't be called - the government got their mandate from the Dail last month, not from the people in this referendum. That said, no second referendum should be held this side of the next general election in 2012.
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    Given that all the major parties were on the same side, then no.
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    The OD The OD is offline

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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    No - People voted Fianna Fail because they werent impressed with the alternative. This referendum shows that they didnt get in because of the sterling abilites of their prominent deputies.

    Rule by default, so to speak.
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    No.
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    No. We've only just had 1 a year ago. Next year's local and euro elections will allow people to send their message to the Establishment then. I hope eurosceptics do well in the euros.
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    Re: Should a General Election be called?

    I'm surprised at how often over the last few days I have heard this idea suggested by people whom I respect in a significant way, my own opinion is its a non runner.
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