Dataset: Ireland: Presidential Election 1997 - first count

Abstract

<h4>The presidential election of 1997 was contested by five candidates. The candidates were:</h4>
<ul>
<li>Mary McAleese (Fine Gael)</li>
<li>Mary Banotti (Fianna Fáil)</li>
<li>Dana Rosemary Scallon (received the nominations of five county councils)</li>
<li>Adi Roche (received the nominations of the Labour Party, Democratic Left and the Green Party)</li>
<li>Derek Nally (received the nominations of five county councils)</li>
</ul>
 
<p>Voting took place on Thursday, 30th October, 1997.</p>

<p>After the second count Mary McAleese was declared elected and was inaugurated as President on 11th November, 1997. </p>

Full Title

Ireland: Presidential Election 1997 - first count

Identification Number

IEPR1997!Display

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Election

Country

Ireland  (IE)

Geographic Coverage

Ireland (Electoral districts/constituencies)

Carlow-Kilkenny
Cavan-Monaghan
Clare
Cork-East
Cork North-Central
Cork North-West
Cork South-Central
Cork South-West
Donegal North-East
Donegal South-West
Dublin Central
Dublin North
Dublin North-Central
Dublin North-East
Dublin North-West
Dublin South
Dublin South-Central
Dublin South-East
Dublin South-West
Dublin West
Dun Laoghaire
Galway East
Galway West
Kerry North
Kerry South
Kildare
Laoighis-Offaly
Limerick East
Limerick West
Longford-Westmeath
Louth
Mayo East
Mayo West
Meath
Roscommon
Sligo-Leitrim
Tipperary North
Tipperary South
Waterford
Wexford
Wicklow

Geographic Unit

Country
Electoral districts/Constituencies

Unit of Analysis

Statistical/administrative unit

Kind of Data

Aggregate data

Data Collector

Norwegian Social Science Data Services  (NSD)

Mode of Data Collection

Data was downloaded on electoral district level.

Data Sources

<p>Department of the Environment & Local Government, elections page: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment/Voting/NationalElections/">http://www.environ.ie/en/</a></p>;

Notes

Votes are casted through a system of proportional representation and the system of Single transferable vote (STV) is applied. Voters indicate an order of predilection for each contender, and the ballots from eliminated candidates are re-distributed.

Availability Status

Data is available free of charge

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