Early Irish election results suggest foes must become allies

February 28, 2016 12:26 AM

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Early Irish election results suggest foes must become allies

DUBLIN — Ireland could be on course for a historic coalition between two longtime political foes — the Fine Gael and Fianna Fail parties — as the first official election results were announced Saturday.

Counting continued Saturday, but a comprehensive exit poll and partial official results from Friday’s election suggest that the governing Fine Gael of Prime Minister Enda Kenny and the main opposition Fianna Fail offer the most obvious combination to create a stable new government.

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