Ireland Dissolves Parliament and Schedules Election

February 3, 2016 1:50 PM

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Ireland Dissolves Parliament and Schedules Election

DUBLIN — Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny, announced on Wednesday that Parliament would be dissolved and a general election held on Feb. 26.

Mr. Kenny had been fast approaching a March 9 legal deadline to dissolve Parliament and call an election. His decision was formally signed by the president, Michael D. Higgins, on Wednesday in a largely formal gesture. There was speculation in November that Mr. Kenny would call for an election but t...

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