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Sinn Féin selection convention in Cork South Central ends in draw

21 February, 2015

​The Sinn Féin convention to selection the party candidate to contest the general election in Cork South Central ended in a draw.

The two candidates, Cllr Chris O'Leary and Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire received the exact same number of votes from the party membership in the constituency.

The selection & convention process will now be re-run​ in accordance with party rules.

 A spokesperson for Sinn Féin said;

"The convention today ended in a draw. Both candidates have agreed to re-run the process."

 A date will be set in consultation with the party's election department.

 "It will take place at a date after the Ard Fhéis to allow candidates the appropriate time to prepare.

 "The party is lucky to have two fantastic public representatives seeking the nomination. It was clearly a very difficult choice to make for all the members today."

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