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Giveaway budget is no guarantee of re-election

Voters will almost always gravitate towards a government that will retain economic growth for the country

25th October, 2015
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Fine Gael will need to win back the trust of voters Pic: Collins

Analysis of the government party fortunes over the last year has raised a somewhat unusual disconnect between the strong economic growth for the country and the limited gains for the government parties.

Typically, around the world, economic growth and incumbent government success tend to go hand in hand.

Voters gravitate towards a government that will retain economic growth for the country and ultimately an improvement in their own economic fortunes.

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