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The Irish European Parliament elections will be fought on the basis of personalities rather than parties

Costello, Rory (2014) The Irish European Parliament elections will be fought on the basis of personalities rather than parties. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Unlike most EU states, Ireland uses a Single Transferable Vote system for its European Parliament elections. As Rory Costello writes, the nature of the electoral system ensures that campaigns tend to be dominated by individual candidates, rather than parties, with research suggesting only 35 per cent of Irish voters base their decision on a candidate’s party. As a result, the 2014 elections are unlikely to see the kind of swing toward Eurosceptic parties that may occur in other EU states.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:08
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72061

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