Thursday 23 March 2017

Wind is now in Fine Gael sails

THE impossible is now verging on the probable. The latest opinion poll shows that a single-party Fine Gael minority government is now the most likely outcome of the election, and an overall majority cannot be ruled out.

As of now, that is. More than most elections, the final week could bring big changes. There are many undecided voters, while those declaring a preference may not be sure about their choice.

It could go either way. Voters may like the idea of a single-party government for the first time in two decades. In which case, more may decide to cast their lot with Fine Gael. Or they may shy away from the idea, thinking the clash of opinions and inevitable compromises within a coalition may be a safer bet.

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