Ireland To Hold General Election In Late February

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Ireland will hold a general election on Friday, Feb. 26 following the dissolution of parliament, according to news reports Wednesday. Polls suggest the election will result in another coalition government, according to Sky News. The Fine Gael party has been in a coalition with the Labour Party over the past five years. Fine Gael leader and Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny in a video posted on his Twitter page said the election "is about who will keep [the] recovery going," five years after Ireland was on the verge of collapse. Ireland exited an international bailout program in 2013.

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