Talk:Irish general election, 1997

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This is wrong[edit]

The first paragraph in the Overview section is plain wrong:

  • The 1997 general election saw the public offered a choice of two possible coalitions. The existing government coalition of Fine Gael, the Labour Party and Democratic Left...[or] a coalition of Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats.

As at any general election, the "public" [recte electorate] had multitude of choices. One of the least likely outcomes was a Fine Gael single party government, but a continuation of the three-party government was barely more likely; if the swing had gone to Fine Gael and Labour, a two-party coalition was far more likely. A Fianna Fáil majority government was theoretically possible, likewise a Fianna Fáil minority government. Depending on the election results, there might also have been a Fianna Fáil-Labour coalition, as there was in 1992, or a Fianna Fáil-Green Coalition, as there was after 2009. The paragraph needs to be completely re-worded. Scolaire (talk) 14:11, 28 January 2014 (UTC)