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GE 16: Dessie Shiels eliminated in the ninth count

Team Dessie Shiels at the count centre.

Team Dessie Shiels at the count centre.

Outgoing Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn have moved more than 700 votes ahead of nearest challenger Deputy Thomas Pringle (Ind) in race for the fifth and final seat in Donegal.

Electorate 117,675 – Total Poll 73,957, Valid Poll 73,303, Seats 5 Invalid votes 654
Quota 12,218

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Distribution of Pearse Doherty’s surplus of 2,382 votes

Doherty, Pearse SF 14,600 (Elected, eighth count)
Gallagher, Pat The Cope FF 11,267 +131 11,398
Jackson, Tim NP 4,650 +140 4,790
MacLochlainn, Padráig SF 6,567 +1,942 8,509
McConalogue, Charlie FF 12,533 (Elected, first count)
McHugh, Joe FG 11,040 +21 11,061
Pringle, Thomas NP 7,617 +105 7,722
Shiels, Dessie NP 4,497 +43 4,540
No Non Transferable papers. Dessie Shiels eliminated

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