Over 60% of voters believe Presidential term is too long and believe the president should challenge government policies – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
November 8, 2018

Over 60% of voters believe Presidential term is too long and believe the president should challenge government policies

Over 60% of the Irish public who voted in this year’s Presidential Election say they believe that the office of president should be shortened from seven to five years.

According to RTÉ News Red C poll which was published before the Presidential Election result, 61% of voters believed that the current Presidential term was too long and should be shortened.

The question which came in the wake of Peter Casey’s comments in which he said he would only serve five years in office if he had been elected.

Meanwhile RTÉ News poll also found that the President should feel free to challenge government policies.

Although people the vast majority people polled believed that the overall presidential term was too long, 60% of voters said they valued the role of the President.

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