Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there was a “there’s a very good chance” that the current coalition government would be re-elected, reports Breaking News.
The Fine Gael leader has brought his party into a historic coalition with Fianna Fáil and the Green Party in 2020.
Speaking to Newstalk Radio, Mr Varadkar said running for a common platform had not been discussed with his coalition partners, but there was a real possibility that the coalition would return at the next election.
“We are all separate parties, so I think it’s unlikely that we’ll run, you know, as a ticket if you like, or as a coalition. I think each party will want to set out its own stall. But I do think there’s a very good chance that this Government could be re-elected. I never put too much stock in opinion polls because they don’t predict the outcome of elections, they certainly didn’t last time, and they certainly didn’t the time before,” reports Breaking News.
“But you know, I think it’s fair to say that – accepting that caveat – if you look at Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael together, the two parties, you know, continue to command in and around 40% or more of the vote. It’s on those kinds of figures that governments get re-elected, you know, perhaps with the Greens as partners again. I think that’s a realistic possibility. I know Sinn Féin are doing really, really well in the polls, and you know, best of luck to them, but 31, 32, 35% doesn’t a (majority) make,” reports Breaking News.
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