Crisis-hit Ireland dumps ruling party

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February 27, 2011
Times of Malta [Malta]    
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"Ireland’s ruling Fianna Fail party suffered a crushing defeat in elections dominated by the economic collapse and an EU-IMF bailout, exit polls showed yesterday, with the opposition poised to take power. ... As widely expected, last Friday’s election saw [Prime Minister Brian Cowen's] government become the first to fall as a result of the debt crisis in the 17-country eurozone. Fine Gael, the main opposition party, is now set to form the new government and its leader Enda Kenny will be prime minister after it took 36.1 per cent, although it failed to win enough votes to govern alone." (02/27/11)

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