Ireland Hollow Victory

An election without a winner

% A dense fog hung over Kilkenny's main street as a cold but patient crowd waited an hour for their candidate. When Fianna Fail Leader Charles Haughey, 61, finally appeared, neither damp nor gloom could muffle the cheers. Jumping from his car and springing into his campaign bus, the gray-haired Haughey apologized for his tardiness, then pledged, "It'll take more than fog to stop Fianna Fail this time around."

Haughey (pronounced Haw-hee) was almost right. In last week's Irish election the Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny) party won 44.1% of the vote, giving it 81 seats in the 166-member Dail Eireann,...

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