Sinn Féin President May Lou McDonald addressing the Dáil this afternoon
Via Irish Examiner:
Left-wing TDs have said they plan to vote for Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald for Taoiseach on the basis that she will not go into government with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail.
The Dail vote for Taoiseach is set to take place this afternoon but is not expected to produce a conclusive result.
Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs told reporters today that they would back Ms McDonald for Taoiseach, a move which is expected to put her ahead of her rivals for the role.
But without the support of the 80 TDs needed for a government, no Taoiseach or government will be decided and the Dail is expected to be adjourned as parties continue to negotiate on forming a new coalition.
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