Conor McGregor for President of Ireland: the fighter announced his readiness to stand for election

The ath­lete com­pared him­self with author­i­ta­tive Irish politi­cians. He believes that he has a num­ber of advan­tages over them.

The peo­ple, not politi­cians, must come to pow­er in Ire­land. This was stat­ed by UFC fight­er Conor McGre­gor, who did not rule out his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions.

The athlete’s polit­i­cal ambi­tions began to clear­ly man­i­fest them­selves after a recent inci­dent in Dublin, where a migrant with a knife attacked a woman with chil­dren. The inci­dent out­raged the pop­u­la­tion of the Irish cap­i­tal: mass riots took place in the city, which end­ed in clash­es between pro­test­ers and police.

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After this, McGre­gor began call­ing on his fel­low cit­i­zens for change on social net­works and crit­i­cized the actions of the Irish author­i­ties. At the same time, he also empha­sized that he does not sup­port the unrest. Conor’s state­ments attract­ed the atten­tion of law enforce­ment agen­cies, who began an inves­ti­ga­tion into him.

Now, on his social net­work account X, he pub­lished a pho­to of him­self, which he cap­tioned: “Ire­land, your pres­i­dent.” In addi­tion, he devot­ed a large post to the sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try, not­ing that he could com­pete with poten­tial con­tenders for the pres­i­den­cy. “Jer­ry Adam is 78 years old, Bertie Ahern is 75 years old, Enda Ken­ny is 74 years old. Each of them is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the pol­i­tics of their par­ty. These par­ties gov­ern them­selves, not the peo­ple.”“said McGre­gor.

The fight­er com­pared him­self with the above-men­tioned politi­cians, not­ing that his activ­i­ty, youth and pas­sion speak in his favor. “I lis­ten, I sup­port, I adapt. I have no affiliation/bias/favoritism“he wrote.

Accord­ing to McGre­gor, cur­rent author­i­ta­tive politi­cians must be held account­able for what is hap­pen­ing in the coun­try. He pro­posed hold­ing a vote to see how the mood in soci­ety had changed, and declared his readi­ness to finance it.

Final­ly, the ath­lete added, if he were elect­ed Pres­i­dent of Ire­land, the peo­ple would be at the helm, not him­self. “It would be you and me”,” the UFC fight­er con­clud­ed.

It remains to be seen whether Conor McGre­gor is actu­al­ly going to run. To take part in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, he needs to secure the sup­port of at least 20 mem­bers of the coun­try’s par­lia­ment or 4 local author­i­ties.

Ire­land will next elect a pres­i­dent in 2025. He will suc­ceed the cur­rent state leader Michael Hig­gins and will be elect­ed for 7 years.