AP Explains: Irish elections a study in epic eccentricity

A voter leaves a polling station in Malahide, Ireland, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Ireland’s voters were deciding Friday who should lead their economically rebounding nation for the next five years, with polls suggesting the outcome could be a hung parliament. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland started counting ballots Saturday, but the country may have to wait until Monday for the full official results — and the prospects for forming a government. The AP explains the peculiarities of Ireland’s democracy and its lovingly slow dance with election results.

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