Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops poll

Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops pollIreland braced for weeks of political uncertainty Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Fein — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes. In a surge that upended Ireland’s traditional two-party system, the left-wing nationalist party beat both Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, the centrist parties that have governed Ireland since it won independence from Britain a century ago. The vote in Saturday's election essentially split three ways, complicating the negotiations on forming a government that lie ahead.




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