Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, took 25 per cent of the first-choice votes in this weekend’s general election, something the party leader, Mary Lou McDonald said was a ‘’revolution’’ at the ballot box. The opposition party picked up 22 per cent while incumbent Leo Vardakas’s Fine Gael came third with 21 per cent. As the other two have vowed not to work with Sinn Fein, the table looks set for months of possibly futile negotiations. The results are subject to a recount today.
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