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In uncharted territory, which new tribe gets your vote?

Published 25/07/2015 | 02:30

In uncharted territory, which new tribe gets your vote?
In uncharted territory, which new tribe gets your vote?

Many saw the 2011 election as the implosion of our traditional political culture as we knew it.

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In truth, it is the next general election that will demonstrate if that theory is in fact a reality or a temporal disillusionment with one particular political party at a specific moment in time.

GE 2011 delivered a seismic shift in our political landscape, but only because Fianna Fáil were decimated in terms of Dáil seats. This time the changes could be more radical and permanent. Political disruption can be pretty ugly in the short term; the aftermath of the last election has thrown up some further imponderables that leave us with a number of significant new factors that will send even the most experienced political pundit running for cover.

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