2018 Erse presidential election

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2018 Erse presidential election
Template:Kintra data Erse
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Turnoot 43.9%[1]

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Nominee Michael D. Higgins Peter Casey Seán Gallagher
Pairty Independent Independent Independent
1st preference 822,566 (55.8%) 342,727 (23.3%) 94,514 (6.4%)

  Liadh Ní Riada MLA Oct 2018 (close cropped).jpg JoanFreemanPetaHousePressPack.jpg Gavin Duffy.jpg
Nominee Liadh Ní Riada Joan Freeman Gavin Duffy
Pairty Sinn Féin Independent Independent
1st preference 93,987 (6.4%) 87,908 (6.0%) 32,198 (2.2%)

President afore election

Michael D. Higgins
Independent

Electit President

Michael D. Higgins
Independent

The Erse presidential election of 2018 teuk place on Friday, 26 October, atween 7.00 a.m. an 10.00 p.m.[2] President Michael D. Higgins, wha wis electit in 2011, wis seeking re-election.[3] This wis the first time sin the 1966 election that an incumbent president faced a contest for a seicont term, an the first occasion on whit an incumbent president nominating themselves for re-election haed been opposed, as Éamon de Valera wis nominated bi Fianna Fáil when he socht re-election in 1966. It wis awso the first election wi twa candidates (Higgins an Seán Gallagher) wha contested the previous election. Higgins wis re-elected on the first coont wi nearly 56% o the vote, becoming the first president sin de Valera tae win a seicont term in a contested election; Seán T. O'Kelly (1952), Patrick Hillery (1983) an Mary McAleese (2004) haed been re-elected unopposed.[4] He wis inaugurated for his seicont term on 11 November.

The election wis hauldit on the same date as a referendum on blasphemy.[5]

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  1. "Presidential election results". The Irish Times. October 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018. 
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