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Legislative elections: Dáil Éireann, 5-year term, 166 seats, proportional representation system (STV):
           · President: Michael D. Higgins (LAB) · Taoiseach: Enda Kenny (FG) · Government: FG, LAB

Party 2011 2007
Fine Gael (FG)
Family of the Irish
Christian democracy
Liberal conservatism 
 
1933
 
 
EPP
CDI 
 

 
 
36,1% 76 27,3% 51
Labour Party (LAB)
 
Social democracy
 
 
1912
 
 
PES
SI 
  

 
 
19,4% 37 10,1% 20
Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party (FF)
Soldiers of Destiny
(centre-right)
 
 
1926
 
 
ALDE
LI'' 
 

 
 
17,4% 19 41,6% 77
Sinn Féin (SF)
We Ourselves
United Ireland
Democratic socialism
 
1905
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
9,9% 14 6,9% 4
Green Party (GP)
 
Green politics
 
 
1981
 
 
EGP
GG 
 

 
 
1,8% - 4,7% 6
Socialist Party (SP)
 
Trotskyism
 
 
1996
 
 
CWI
 
 

 
 
1,2% 2 0,6% -
People Before Profit Alliance (PBP)
 
Trotskyism
 
 
2005
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
1,0% 2 0,5% -
Progressive Democrats (PD)
(dissolved in 2009) 
Liberalism
 
 
1985
 
 
ALDE
LI 
 
  - - 2,7% 2
Independents  12,6%  15 5,2% 5
Ceann Comhairle (Chairman of Dáil Éireann, FF) - 1 - 1
Others 0,6% - 0,4% -
Total - 166 - 166
Turnout 70,0% 67,0%

 © 2011 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: RTÉ (http://www.rte.ie).

Archive: Governments · Elections (1948-2007).