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18/02/1948 Irish prime minister, Eamon de Valera, resigns after 16 years

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DE VALERA RETIRES

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De Valera (1936)

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INAUGURATION OF DE VALERA AS PRESIDENT

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In the 1948 election, de Valera lost the outright majority he'd enjoyed. It initially looked like the National Labour Party would give Fianna Fáil enough support to stay in office as a minority government, but National Labour insisted on a formal coalition agreement—something de Valera was unwilling to concede.
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