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Irish Green Party quits government, early Parliamentary election now required

thejournal.ie:

THE GREEN PARTY is withdrawing from Ireland’s coalition government, in the wake of Brian Cowen’s decision to step down as leader of Fianna Fáil.

Speaking at the Merrion Hotel, Green Party leader John Gormley said:

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and thank you for joining us.

On November 22 last we said that an election should be held early this year because of the events surrounding the IMF bailout.

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Irish Green Party, essential to current coalition, to quit government, forcing 2011 elections

In a step that may restore the oft-doubted credibility of the Irish Green Party, due to its presence in and necessity for a coalition government which presided over the financial crisis in Ireland, the party has called for an election, which will be held in January.  A very, very brief summary from the Christian Science Monitor:

Green Party calls for January election

The leader of the Green Party and Minister for the Environment John Gormley this morning announced his party’s intention to push for an election in the second half of January.

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