Thursday, May 05, 2005

Election Day!

So here it is! Election Day 2005. The highlight of the year in terms of popular opinion being gathered, and the next milestone in the political and electoral history of our nation. As some of you may know, I am a politics graduate, which, although meaning short days in class while at university, also means that I'm very interested in the elections. Not in a party political way, as some of my fellow students would have been - who have been out canvassing for various parties - no, I take a more academic interest in the trends and results.

So, as polling has now begun, what will happen today and as the results roll in over the next few days? Will the DUP and Sinn Fein become the two bigest parties by a bigger margin? Will the Ulster Unionists be wiped out completely? We'll have to wait and see.

The best election site I know of is Nicholas Whyte's site, through the Archive relating to the conflict. They had an election prediction competition, which you can view through this link. And while you're there, if you're interested in the previous election results, Nicholas Whyte's site is the one to use!

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