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# election - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Jacinda Ardern credits virus response for election win

The New Zealand Prime Minister won a second term in office in a landslide.

# election - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Jacinda Ardern wins landslide re-election in New Zealand

No leader has achieved an outright majority since New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996.

# election - Friday 9 October, 2020

Anger as Turkish army reopens Cyprus resort that has turned into ghost town

The move threatened to further inflame tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey has been engaged in bitter maritime disputes with Greece and Cyprus.

# election - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning

The vote is seen as a key test of the Kremlin’s control of local politics.

# election - Monday 31 August, 2020

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests

Biden also blamed Donald Trump for “stoking violence” in US cities.

# election - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Trump brands protesters ‘thugs’ at New Hampshire rally

The US president claims he is the only thing standing between ‘democracy and the mob’, and said ‘no-one is safe’ in an America under Joe Biden.

# election - Friday 28 August, 2020

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination

The US president spoke for 70 minutes at an event held at the White House.

# election - Monday 17 August, 2020

Ardern delays general election after new outbreak of Covid-19 in New Zealand

The New Zealand prime minister has put the election back to October.

# election - Thursday 13 August, 2020

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

# election - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

# election - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

# election - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'It's hard to be optimistic': Many Poles in Ireland uneasy at re-election of populist president

Andrzej Duda saw off a liberal challenger in a closely fought contest.

# election - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

# election - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# election - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

# election - Friday 3 April, 2020

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

# election - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

# election - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# election - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

# election - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?

It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.

# election - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight

If you spot a poster around your area after today, contact your local authority.

# election - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Poll: Do you keep your vote private? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Do you tell people how you vote?

# election - Monday 10 February, 2020

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

# election - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough

Three elections ago, the party only won four seats in the Dáil.

'It's disappointing': Outgoing minister Shane Ross loses seat in Dublin Rathdown

He said he believed the Independent Alliance had been able to achieve a lot in government without “rocking the boat”.

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

# election - Saturday 8 February, 2020

It’s a tie: Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil all at 22% in exit poll

The exit poll was commissioned by RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD and carried out by Ipsos MRBI.

# election - Friday 7 February, 2020

In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss

There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.

# election - Thursday 6 February, 2020

From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?

A brief history of the left-wing splits and alliances of the past decade.

# election - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week Blowing In The Wind This post contains videos

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week

The storm is set to bring wet and windy weather this weekend.

# election - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate?

Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh hosted the RTÉ debate this evening.

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to know what matters to you. Get your questions in.

Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now?

An independent candidate died yesterday – and now it looks like Tipperary won’t get to vote until the end of the month.

# election - Monday 3 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate

The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.

# election - Sunday 2 February, 2020

From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds

There are five sitting TDs running but we went canvassing with two hopefuls.

# election - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate?

Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates helmed the debate at Ballymount tonight.

# election - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

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