Michael Higgins confirms he will run for a second term
Sheetal Sukhija - Wednesday 11th July, 2018
The Irish president ended months of speculation and announced his decision
He confirmed that he will be running for a second term as Irish President
Higgins will be ‘offering himself as an independent candidate’
DUBLIN, Ireland - After months of speculation, the Irish President Michael D. Higgins has confirmed that he will seek a second term as President of Ireland.
Higgins confirmed he will be running for a second term in an official statement to the government.
He said in a statement issued on Tuesday, “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. The Government has been informed of this decision. The President’s programme of official duties and engagements continues.”
In 2011, when he was a labour candidate, on the night of his election, Higgins originally told the publi that he did not intend to seek a second term.
Now, if any other candidates decide to contest the election, they would need the backing of either 20 members of the Oireachas or four local authorities.
Over the last few months, independent senators Gerard Craughwell and Padraig Ó Céidigh, along with Senator Joan Freeman, have all expressed an interest in running.
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