• Short Summary

    In the Irish Republic, Prime Minister Jack Lynch cast his vote early in Dublin in Wednesday's General Election, before travelling to his own constituency in Cork to wait for the results.

  • Description

    In the Irish Republic, Prime Minister Jack Lynch cast his vote early in Dublin in Wednesday's General Election, before travelling to his own constituency in Cork to wait for the results.

    The opposition coalition was trying to unseat Mr. Lynch's Fianna Fail party after 16 years in power - and some bookmakers were offering slight odds-on for a win for the opposition.

    But after voting, Mr. Lynch told newsmen he was sure he would not be voted out of office.

    Voting was reported to be very heavy.

    SYNOPSIS: Wednesday was General Election day in the Irish Republic. Prime Minister Jack Lynch's Fianna Fail party, after sixteen years in power, faced a neck and neck struggle against the Opposition coalition. There was a high poll with both sides claiming victory. But some Dublin bookmakers were offering slight odds-on for the coalition. In the election campaign domestic issues had tended to overshadow the bloodshed in Northern Ireland.

    Mr. Lynch voted early in Dublin before returning to his own constituency in Cork to await the results. After voting, he spoke to newsmen:
    The Irish Republic has a complicated system of proportional representation ... and it could be some days before the final result is known.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABM239TET1ZH1T8QV02IAYE4JK
    Media URN:
    VLVABM239TET1ZH1T8QV02IAYE4JK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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