Irish presidential election, 1983

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Irish presidential election, 1983
Republic of Ireland
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  Irish President Patrick Hillery in the Netherlands 1986 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Patrick Hillery
Party Fianna Fáil
Popular vote N/A
Percentage N/A

President before election

Patrick Hillery
Fianna Fáil

Elected President

Patrick Hillery
Fianna Fáil

In the Irish presidential election of 1983 outgoing President Patrick Hillery agreed under enormous political pressure to seek a second term. Though former Nobel Peace Prize and Lenin Peace Prize winner Seán MacBride made it known in the Sunday Press newspaper that he wanted to contest the office, only Hillery was nominated and was declared re-elected without the need for a poll.[1]


Irish presidential election, 1983[1]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Hillery Unopposed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Presidential Election 3 December 1983". Retrieved 4 December 2009.