Ireland's main opposition party wins by-election

Ireland's main opposition Fine Gael party won one of two parliamentary by-elections.

Ireland's main opposition party wins by-election
Ireland's main opposition Fine Gael party won one of two parliamentary by-elections on Saturday, cutting the government's majority and adding to the electoral misery for Prime Minister Brian Cowen, according to official results.

George Lee, until last month the country's top economics broadcaster, won the ballot in the Dublin South constituency for Fine Gael, giving the party 52 seats in the 166-seat parliament.

In the second by-election in Dublin Central, Independent Maureen O'Sullivan looked set to win. Fianna Fail's candidate Maurice Ahern, elder brother of former Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, was trailing in fifth position.

Reuters
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