If President Higgins decides he wants to Run for his second term as The President of Ireland, he is set with facing challengers. Two independent senators have already shown that they wish to challenge him, these two are Gerard Craughwell and Pádraig Ó Céidigh, who are both going to base their campaigns on him stating he would only run for one term.

The president gave his public statement about him running for a second term and admitted to saying, "he would only run for one term." However, his first term seems to have been a rather successful venture.

Concerning the European Union

Has it really been a pillar for political order and global stability in the president's first term? No, of course not, but their press releases in the media purport that. Forcing a global socialist bureaucracy on Europe is not helping Europeans, rather, it is leading Europe off a cliff, and there is nothing stable about driving off a cliff. You cannot create political order through socialist dictates, throwing away democracy and then hoping everyone will just get in line and follow the Pied Piper.

An over-bloated blob of bureaucracy filled with corruption, cronyism, and inefficiency is hardly what any person with even the tiniest amount of common sense would call "political order" -- more like a political bureaucratic nightmare. However, this isn't all down to the President Of Ireland.

Will he actually run for another term?

Well, it has been said that he is due to make his intentions clear by September and come November we will hear of a presidential election taking place.

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One thing being mentioned is, after he became the Fine Gael leader he would gain great support from Mr. Varadkar, if he was to do another term. Those politicians who are due to support his campaign will be getting ready to prepare for his campaign.

According to a new opinion poll, most of the Irish public have stated that they wouldn't mind President D. Higgins serving another term. The poll was carried out this week by Ipsos MRBI for the Irish Times.

It has been claimed that both parties (Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil) aren't that excited about a presidential election, due to them being more focused on a general election -- the main reason being that the cost of two elections at the same time could amount to a substantial amount of money. If someone is nominated to run for the presidency, they must first seek the backing of at least 20 members from the local authority.

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