Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free
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from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1925
Elections in Germany, 1925 Elections in the United Kingdom, Irish
Free State Seanad Election, 1925, Oldham By-Election, 1925, German
Presidential Election, 1925, Northern Ireland General Election,
1925, Stockport By-Election, 1925, Galloway By-Election, 1925,
University of Oxford Chancellor Election, 1925, Eastbourne
By-Election, 1925, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Parliamentary Election, 1925. Excerpt: An election was held on 17
September 1925, for 19 of the 60 seats in Seanad ireann, the Senate
of the Irish Free State. The election was by single transferable
vote, with the entire state forming a single 19-seat electoral
district. There were 76 candidates on the ballot paper, whom voters
ranked by preference. Of the two main political parties, the larger
(Cumann na nGaedhael) did not formally endorse any candidates,
while the other (Sinn Fin, whose TDs were abstentionist) boycotted
the election. Voter turnout was low and the outcome was considered
unsatisfactory. Subsequently, senators were selected by the
Oireachtas rather than the electorate. Under the provisions of the
1922 Constitution of the Irish Free State, Senators were to be
elected for twelve-year terms, with the 60 Senators divided into
four cohorts of 15, and an election every three years for one of
the cohorts. As part of the initial transitional measures, 30 of
the original 60 Senators in 1922 were selected by the Dil, of whom
the last 15 to secure election formed the cohort whose term would
end after the first triennial period. As well as this cohort, four
further Senators were required to vacate their seats: these had
been temporarily co-opted to fill casual vacancies which had arisen
in previous years. There were three methods of being included on
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