Louise Hogan: The IFA election has the hallmarks of being a contest unlike any other
What do you need to win an IFA election? Lots of souls willing to travel the high roads and by-roads. And this time, you may also need an extra edge - as it has all the hallmarks of being an election like no other.
Aside from the hardcore IFA members willing to canvass for the votes despite a potential backlash in farmyards, there is going to be the added pressure of rebranding the organisation.
This will be the first president in the new era of 'transparency' and 'accountability'.