Results: 2011 Irish Presidential Election

Michael D. Higgins - the President elect, after preliminary results just announced

Michael D. Higgins – the President elect, after preliminary results just announced (image: Labour Party)

After probably the most controversial and personality-related Presidential election since the Republic became independent, the Labour Party candidate, Michael Daniel Higgins became the 9th President of the Republic of Ireland.

The former Senator and TD beat most people’s favourite, Séan Gallagher, after the latter was accussed of pocketing political donations. Gallagher had 40% of the vote with Higgins on just 25%, according to opinion polls, up until a few days before the vote, but a series of revelations alternated those percentages, almost identically.

Overall Stats:

Total Electorate: 3,191,157
Total Turnout: 1,790,438
Total Spoiled Votes: 18,676
Total Valid Votes: 1,771,762

1st Preference Votes & Subsequent Counts:

Please note – the following table is best viewed on tablets or full-sized screens. It may not be 100% viewable on some mobile devices due to its formatting, although if you rotate your mobile screen to view it horizontally, that may do the trick!

Candidate1st Pref.Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4
Michael D Higgins39.6%701,101730,480793,1281,007,104
Seán Gallagher28.5%504,964529,401548,373628,114
Martin McGuinness13.7%243,030252,611265,196out
Gay Mitchell6.4%113,321127,357136,309out
David Norris6.2%109,469116,526outout
Dana Rosemary Scallon2.9%51,220outoutout
Mary Davis2.7%48,657outoutout

1st Preference Poll-Toppers In Each Constituency:

Election Map: The most 1st preference votes in each Constituency

Election Map: The most 1st preference votes in each Constituency (image: Irish Political Maps)


1st Pref. For Each Candidate, Per Constituency:

All maps via Irish Political Maps (Public Domain)

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