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Sinn Féin Presidential Candidate to be selected on 16th of September

27 July, 2018 - by David Cullinane TD


Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane, chairperson of the party’s Presidential Election Committee, this morning announced that the party’s Ard Chomhairle will meet on Sunday 16th September in convention to select a candidate for the Presidential Elections.  Nominations will open on the 20th August and close on 10th September.

Deputy Cullinane said:

“The Presidential Election Committee, appointed by the party’s Ard Chomhairle, met this week to put in place the process to select a candidate for the Presidential election. 

“Nominations will open on 20th August and close on 10th September.  The Ard Chomhairle will meet on 16th September in convention to select a candidate.

“There has been a huge amount of change in Ireland since the last Presidential election and recent referenda have seen tens of thousands of young people engaging in politics and voting in unprecedented numbers.

“It is important that citizens have an opportunity to vote for who they want to see as the President of Ireland and we hope that this is the last Presidential election that does not include citizens in the North and the diaspora.

“This election provides a perfect opportunity for a conversation about the next seven years and the type of Ireland that we want to live in.  We will be selecting a candidate to put forward our vision of a progressive, United Ireland and asking the people to endorse it.” 

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