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Ireland Nominates Four Women for President

Ireland’s largest political party, Fianna Fail, chose Mary AcAleese rather than former Prime Minister Albert Reynolds for their presidential candidate, resulting in an all-woman race. She joins Adi Roche, Mary Banotti and Rosemary Brown in the race, which will be decided Oct. 30.

Ireland’s first woman president, Mary Robinson, resigned last week to accept a job as U.N. Human Rights Commissioner.

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AP - September 17, 1997

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