Dataset: Ireland: Presidential Election 2011 - first count

Abstract

<h4>The presidential election of 2011 was contested by seven candidates. The candidates were:</h4>
<ul>
<li>Michael D. Higgins (Labour Party)</li>
<li>Seán Gallagher (Ind)</li>
<li>Martin McGuinness (Sinn Fein)</li>
<li>Gay Mitchell (Fine Gael)</li>
<li>David Norris (Ind)</li>
<li>Dana Rosemary Scallon (Ind)</li>
<li>Mary Davis (Ind)</li>
</ul>
 
<p>Voting took place on Thursday, 27 October, 2011.</p>

<p>After the fourth count Michael D. Higgins was declared elected and was inaugurated as President on 11 November 2011.</p>

Full Title

Ireland: Presidential Election 2011 - first count

Identification Number

IRLPR2011

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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