Sinn Féin's Chris McManus Has Been Eliminated After The Latest Midlands Northwest Count

A possible transfer will close the gap significantly between two candidates.

Sitting Sinn Féin MEP Chris McManus has been eliminated after the seventeenth count in the Midlands Northwest constituency.

Luke Ming Flanagan still leads the way and is now less than 7 thousand votes off the quota.
Nina Carberry, Maria Walsh and Barry Cowen also  look certain to be elected to the European Parliament.
Independent Ireland's Ciaran Mullooly is currently 17 thousand 830 votes ahead of Michelle Gildernew - however Sinn Féin expects Chris McManus to transfer significantly to his party colleague, which will close the gap significantly.

The former Midlands Correspondent with RTÉ says he's not ready to call the result himself just yet: 


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