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GE2020 General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach

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TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR is expected to announced Saturday 8 February as the date for the upcoming general election.

The government held a Cabinet meeting this morning that was brought forward to 9am amid speculation that Varadkar could seek a dissolution of the Dáil later today.

Varadkar told TheJournal.ie in the past hour that the date for the election will be 8 February. It would be the first Saturday general election in this country since 1918.

The decision is understood to be designed to ensure families don’t have to take a day’s annual leave or organise childcare, because schools are closed.

On the way into Government Buildings this morning, ministers were unclear as to the what would happen next.



Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone suggested that the election could be held on 14 February.

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he had “no idea” what the Taoiseach’s preference was but that politicians are in the “final days” of the Dáil.

Under the Constitution, an election must not take place no more thirty days after a dissolution of Dáil Éireann, meaning that for an election to take place on 14 February the Dáil would have to be dissolved no earlier than Thursday.

 

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So we are to be given the chance to vote on a Saturday, according to An Taoiseach. When is the vote counting done?

We have an electoral system that at even the most basic level is open to abuse.

The voter is provided with a pencil to mark his/her vote. Bring your own pen!!

As for the accuracy of the list of eligible electors, the process of identifying voters when presenting at polling booths and the collection and counting of votes, they need to be wholly transparent and rigorously policed and enforced. In Ireland that will probably take light years, if ever.
 

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A short election campaign to minimise any meaningful opposition getting traction and to bamboozle and stupify the electorate with a deluge of propaganda and publicity through a complicit media about establishment parties no doubt.
I think you make an excellent point about there being a short election campaign

Obviously too long a campaign is not right either, but three weeks is too short in my view.
 

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TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR is expected to announced Saturday 8 February as the date for the upcoming general election.

The government held a Cabinet meeting this morning that was brought forward to 9am amid speculation that Varadkar could seek a dissolution of the Dáil later today.

Varadkar told TheJournal.ie in the past hour that the date for the election will be 8 February. It would be the first Saturday general election in this country since 1918.

The decision is understood to be designed to ensure families don’t have to take a day’s annual leave or organise childcare, because schools are closed.

On the way into Government Buildings this morning, ministers were unclear as to the what would happen next.



Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone suggested that the election could be held on 14 February.

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he had “no idea” what the Taoiseach’s preference was but that politicians are in the “final days” of the Dáil.

Under the Constitution, an election must not take place no more thirty days after a dissolution of Dáil Éireann, meaning that for an election to take place on 14 February the Dáil would have to be dissolved no earlier than Thursday.

Let the FFG conjob on the electorate commence!
 

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So we are to be given the chance to vote on a Saturday, according to An Taoiseach. When is the vote counting done?

We have an electoral system that at even the most basic level is open to abuse.

The voter is provided with a pencil to mark his/her vote. Bring your own pen!!

As for the accuracy of the list of eligible electors, the process of identifying voters when presenting at polling booths and the collection and counting of votes, they need to be wholly transparent and rigorously policed and enforced. In Ireland that will probably take light years, if ever.
Leo up to his tricks.
Saturday voting, means counting will not begin until Monday following , plenty of time for interfering with the Ballot boxes.
I smell a big rat.
 
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