THE IR­ISH PO­LIT­I­CAL SYS­TEM

India Today - - IRELAND | POLITICS -

Fine Gael: Cen­tre-right party, al­lied to Euro­pean Peo­ple’s Party

Fianna Fáil: Centrist party sup­port­ing the Fine Gael/In­de­pen­dents govern­ment

Sinn Féin: Party was closely associated with the Ir­ish Re­pub­li­can Army

The cur­rent govern­ment is a mi­nor­ity coalition and needs the sup­port or ab­sten­tion of Fianna Fáil to pass leg­is­la­tion, par­tic­u­larly the bud­get and con­fi­dence votes

Leo Varad­kar will have to be rat­i­fied as PM in the lower house of par­lia­ment, prob­a­bly on June 13. Fianna Fáil not ex­pected to op­pose him

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