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Top 5 reasons why X-Factor is better than the presidential election
ireland / britain | culture | opinion / analysis Friday October 28, 2011 00:58 by Fin O Duibhir - WSM
A light-hearted look at today's Irish presidential election comparing it, unfavourably, to a reality TV programme popular in Ireland and Britain where viewers phone in to vote for their favourite entertainers.
Today Irish citizens go to the polls. Some are complaining that the election has been reduced to a glorified X-Factor. We disagree, X-Factor is clearly better and here is why. People will vote in two referendums which threaten to change a lot and to select between 7 chancers for President who have between them offered much drama and little substance over the last weeks.
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#3 X Factor contestants don't try and tell us their success has any bigger meaning.