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Michael D Higgins Will Seek A Second Term As President

Michael D Higgins Will Seek A Second Term As President

After weeks of speculation, the current President of Ireland has announced he will be run for a second term.

RTÉ confirmed the news this morning that Higgins, who has been President of Ireland since 2011, will seek a second term.

The President will run as an independent candidate and has already informed the Government of his decision. A statement issued today says:

President Michael D. Higgins wishes to confirm that he will be offering himself as an independent candidate, under Article 12.4.4 of Bunreacht Na hÉireann, when the Ministerial Order for a Presidential Election is made later in the year.

It is unconfirmed whether or not the President will face competition. A number of figures, including Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and TD Michael Fitzmaurice, have questioned Higgins desire to seek a second term as he originally stated he would only seek one term as President. Others are concerned that a second term would go unchallenged as recent polls indicate that Irish people are 75% in favor of Higgins remaining as President.

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Already citizens of Ireland are celebrating the news that we may have 'Miggeldy' as our President for another seven years:

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The President will continue his duties until the next election later this year.

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