ElectionGudie

Feb. 8, 2020 Held

2,202,192
Voted
Ireland

Ireland

Election for Dáil Éireann (Irish House of Representatives)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,202,192
Valid Votes:2,183,765
Invalid Votes:18,427

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Sinn Fein 37 - 535,595

24.50%

Fianna Fail 37 - 484,320

22.20%

Fine Gael 35 - 455,584

20.90%

Independents 19 - 266,529

12.20%

Green Party 12 - 155,700

7.10%

Labour Party 6 - 95,588

4.40%

Social Democrats 6 - 63,404

2.90%

Solidarity–PBP 5 - 57,420

2.55%

Aontú 1 - 40,917

1.90%

Independents for Change 1 - 8,421

0.40%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 159 seats in Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michael D. HIGGINS (since 14 June 2017)
  • Head of Government: Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo VARADKAR (since March 2011)
  • Assembly: Ireland has a bicameral Parliament (Oireachtas) that consists of the Senate (Seanad Éireann) with 60 seats and the Parliament (Dail Éireann) with 166 seats.[1]

Description of electoral system:

  • All 158 members of Dail Éireann are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by single-transferable vote to 5-year terms. The district magnitude of constituencies ranges from 3 to 5.