Ireland’s Unique Electoral Experiment: The Senate Election of 1925

@article{Coakley2005IrelandsUE,
  title={Ireland’s Unique Electoral Experiment: The Senate Election of 1925},
  author={J. Coakley},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={231 - 269}
}
  • J. Coakley
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • Irish Political Studies
Abstract The 1925 election to the Irish senate was unique in the history of electoral systems: the whole territory of the Irish Free State was used as a single, nation‐wide constituency for the election of 19 senators, by means of the single transferable vote system of proportional representation, from a general electorate. The procedure used was widely seen at the time as a failure, and the experiment was never repeated. This article, based on a reconstruction of the results of the election… Expand
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