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# Democracy

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Hong Kong protesters batten down ahead of Chinese national holiday
Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong
Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead
Kevin Byrne
Opinion: 'These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland'
Kirsten Roberts
Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing
Eoin O'Malley
This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him
African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa
Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation
Chinese asked to fight for democracy as they remember Tiananmen Square
Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India
Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election
Turkish authorities have (reluctantly) restored access to Twitter
Column: Student politics is key to civic participation in later life
Clive Byrne
8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today
North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.
It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'.
Column: Economic rights are just as vital to a democracy as civil rights
Dr Tom Hickey
Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’
Hundreds wounded as police and protesters clash in freezing temperatures in Ukraine
Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty
Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty
Colm Bergin
'Extortion not part of our democracy' - Obama on default threat
Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali
Column: The Mahon Report shows we need direct democracy to end abuses of power
Raymond Whitehead
Mugabe's party claims victory as observers question vote
'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention
Column: Seanad abolition would widen the democratic deficit in Ireland and Europe
Fiachra Ó Raghallaigh
Putin opponent sentenced to five years in penal colony
Muslim Brotherhood should not be treated as criminals – ElBaradei
President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”
President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens
Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede
Here is the week's news... skewed
TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes
Column: Secrecy has led to shameful practices in Ireland - whistle-blower law is needed now
Louise Bayliss
Bhutto son launches political career
Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud
Obama tells Egypt he is 'deeply concerned' over protest deaths