The weekend started early with election fever hitting Horris Hill on Friday evening. Earlier in the day candidates had been presented to the school in assembly but now it was time for them to cajole and persuade the people to vote.
Speeches were made, banners were in full flow and the rhetoric reached hitherto unknown heights. Cicero himself would have been proud. Votes were cast, votes were counted, nails were bitten and the candidates paced the floor as the tension rose. No party gained an outright majority so last minute negotiations took place behind closed doors. Before long a coalition government was successfully formed.