Nothing to fear about prospect of a socialist-led government
The decision by parties with a left-leaning ideology to form a loose alliance in the forthcoming election is to be welcomed.
For the first time since the foundation of the State, people will be given a clear choice with the distinct possibility of a socialist-led government. There is nothing to fear from this.
Several countries in Europe alternate between socialist governments and centre-right governments as a matter of routine. This shows political maturity and a willingness to look at alternatives.