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Joan Burton hints at election pact with Fine Gael as both parties seek reelection




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With support for the Labour party dwindling fast, Tanaiste Joan Burton has made suggestions of an election pact with Fine Gael, as the date for the general election looms large in the horizon.

Speaking ahead of the Labour party conference, Ms. Burton did completely rule out a common coalition manifesto, akin to the one used back in 1997.

Ms. Burton said “both parties will, by the time of the election, have come through five tough and demanding years, with high points and low points.”

“I think both parties are going before the electorate as separate parties. But we’ll be going as a government of achievement, where we want to carry that achievement forward into the next period.”

She would go into any further details as to what the pact might be.

“I think at this point it’s too early to talk in any detail … I don’t want to predict exactly the strategy in relation to the general election. Labour will be seeking to maximise its vote.”

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