IRELAND: Gentleman Jack Gets Back

LET'S BACK JACK, urged the campaign banners of Ireland's Fianna Fáil (Band of Destiny) Party. Going to the polls last week in the country's first general election in four years, Irish voters did exactly that. In a stunning upset, John ("Gentleman Jack") Lynch and his Fianna Fáil ousted the coalition government of Prime Minister Liam Cosgrave's Fine Gael (Family of the Irish) and the Irish Labor Party. Even though Ireland's proportional representation system had been gerrymandered by the government to compensate for Fianna Fáil's traditional strength in rural districts, Lynch's party won...

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