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Change gradually, then all at once: the general election of February 2020 in the Republic of Ireland

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Show simple item record Little, Conor 2020-12-02T11:39:16Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 26/04/2022
dc.description.abstract At the general election of February 2020, Sinn Féin won a plurality of the vote in the Republic of Ireland for the first time. The party system remained highly fragmented and, with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael refusing to enter government with Sinn Féin, government formation took a record 20 weeks. Those 20 weeks coincided with the emergence of the Covid-19 public health emergency in Europe. A minority caretaker government introduced significant policy measures to address the associated public health and economic crises. At the end of June, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael entered government together for the first time, and the Green Party joined them in a three-party majority coalition. The government faces significant challenges resulting from Covid-19 and from the UK’s exit from the EU, and other policy problems including housing and healthcare. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries West European Politics;44 (3), pp. 714-723
dc.rights This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in West European Politics 2021 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject election en_US
dc.subject caretaker government en_US
dc.subject Brexit en_US
dc.subject Covid-19 en_US
dc.subject Sinn Féin en_US
dc.title Change gradually, then all at once: the general election of February 2020 in the Republic of Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/01402382.2020.1830539 2022-04-26
dc.embargo.terms 2021-04-26 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2979043

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