The French connection and an Enlightened Irish Democracy. A discussion!

Further to the previous suggestion regarding the mechanism involved in a French Presidential Election. And the making of a similar provision in The Irish Constitution,  in respect of a General Election to return a Government mandate for a cohesive grouping to Dáil Éireann, to form such a Government. Where the result of an election fails to return any given group of Candidates with more than any given required majority to, in and of themselves form Government. We refer of course to the current outcome of the recent  Dáil Éireann, General Elections.

Now, we the electorate will find ourselves with either another election, which may or may not end up with an outcome or  “a compromise grouping.” with a “compromise program of Government.”

Surely as Citizens of a supposed “Democracy”, are we not entitled to have our say about what is an acceptable  “compromise program of Government” and who shall constitute such a “compromise Government grouping” is democracy not ” Government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Therefore should these “compromise groupings” and their “compromised programs for Government”, which they have agreed between themselves behind closed doors, after an inconclusive election, not be placed before the electorate for democratic sanction? Possibly in a referendum style ballot, not one to elect individuals to Dáil Éireann, but straightforwardly on the question do you sanction these proposed “compromise groupings.” and their “compromise program for Government.”  The outcome requiring a qualified majority for any such Government to be formed! At least then we would know what we had actually agreed to with our precious votes!

 

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