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A hint but not a sign of what's to come

Published 27/11/2010 | 05:00

A PROTEST vote, or a definite sign of what's to come in the general election? The Donegal South-West by-election has produced plenty of food for thought for the main political parties as they prepare for the big event of the General Election next year.

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The economic and banking crisis put the by-election in the local, national and international spotlight.

Whether it's a barometer of the rest of the country is arguable. A general election is 43 different battles and Donegal South West is not a typical constituency where each of the parties is at a representative strength.

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