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Brian Cowen


Born: 1960     Age: 54 years

Elected Taoiseach on afternoon of 7 May 2008 by 88 votes to 76.

Announced at press conference on 22 January 2011 decision to resign as leader of Fianna Fáil, but to continue as Taoiseach until the formation of the 31st Dáil.


Relatives: Bernard F Cowen (Father), Barry Cowen (Brother)

Websites:    KildareStreet.com   Oireachtas   Wikipedia  

 Date    Election    Party    Status    Constituency    Seat    Count    Votes    Share    Quota 

  14 June 1984     By Election      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Laoighis Offaly    1     1      26,022     54.69%     1.09 
 1985     Local      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Tullamore    1          awaiting full update   
 1987     25th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Laoighis Offaly    1          9,168     16.34%     
 1989     26th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Laoighis Offaly    4          7,103     13.56%     
 1991     Local      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Tullamore    1     1      1,141     15.00%     1.05 
 1992     27th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Laoighis Offaly         1      10,117     18.85%     
 1997     28th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Laoighis Offaly    1     1      10,865     18.71%     1.12 
  27 January 2000     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Minister for Foreign Affairs 
 2002     29th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Laoighis Offaly    1     1      12,529     19.82%     1.19 
  29 September 2004     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Minister for Foreign Affairs 
  29 September 2004     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Minister for Finance 
 2007     30th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Laoighis Offaly    1     1      19,102     26.72%     1.60 
  14 June 2007     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Tanaiste 
  6 May 2008     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Elected    Party Leader 
  7 May 2008     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Minister for Finance 
  7 May 2008     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Tanaiste 
  7 May 2008     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Taoiseach 
  20 January 2011     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Minister for Foreign Affairs 
  22 January 2011     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Party Leader 

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