Brian Cowen not to run in forthcoming General Election

The Taoiseach Brian Cowen, in an interview with Midlands Radio 103,  has tonight announced that he will not be contesting the general election.

The decision was arrived following talks with his family and with Micheal Martin, the new Fianna Fáil leader, he told the station.

A selection convention for the Laois Offaly constituency is due to take place tomorrow night.

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