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# Election

Last month
January 2023
# Election
Retired NATO general beats billionaire to become next Czech president
Petr Pavel won 56.76% if the vote.
# Paschal Donohoe
Opposition continues pressure on embattled Donohue
The Public Expenditure Minister is to make a further statement on his expenses on Tuesday.
Last year
2022
# get him out of here
Matt Hancock to step down as Tory MP in next UK election
The I’m A Celebrity campmate says he wants to ‘do things differently’.
# Corruption
Cuba holds local elections as opposition claims unfair tactics used by government
Three opposition candidates had been prevented from participating in neighborhood assemblies, the group claimed.
Trump poised to launch 2024 comeback bid as he makes 'very big announcement' tonight
Possible 2024 rivals are circling, chief among them the rising star governor of Florida Ron DeSantis.
# Election
Melania Trump's former lawyer tipped to become Slovenia's first woman president
Pirc Musar was hired to protect the interests of Melania Trump during her husband’s presidency
# The North
Announcement of no December Stormont election is 'Christmas miracle'
The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.
# Brazil
Alleged Nazi salute at pro-Bolsonaro protest riles Brazil
Israel’s embassy called on authorities to ‘take the necessary measures to put a stop to such outrageous acts.’
# Brazil
Bolsonaro asks supporters to 'unblock' roads following election defeat
Demonstrators unwilling to accept the results of Sunday’s election have clogged routes around the country.
# brazil votes
Brazilians queue at Croke Park to vote in Presidential run-off
In a previous round of voting, over 70% of votes from Brazilians in Ireland went to leftist candidate Lula
Voices
Brian Rowan: Would it really be progress if the Executive was restored?
The former BBC correspondent asks if voting in another Assembly election would change anything in Northern Ireland.
# Powersharing
NI Assembly to meet Thursday for last-minute attempt to avoid December election
The assembly will meet to try and appoint a Speaker, Deputy Speakers, First Minister and deputy First Minister
# Election
Brazil to vote again in run-off after neither candidate receives 50% support
The tightness of the result came as a surprise, since pre-election polls had given Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a commanding lead.
# Brothers of Italy
Italian election: Giorgia Meloni claims leadership of next government
Brothers of Italy has its roots in the post-fascist movement founded by supporters of dictator Benito Mussolini.
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.
# Election
Rishi Sunak calls Liz Truss' economic policies ‘complacent’ in penultimate campaign week
Sunak and Truss are the two final candidates for the leadership of the UK’s Conservative Party.
# Investigation
Rudy Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 Georgia election
Prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor that he was a focus of the investigation.
# Kenya
Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race
The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta.
# Japan
Shinzo Abe's party wins key 'supermajority' in Japanese elections
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito are now part of what is now a two-thirds supermajority willing to amend the country’s pacifist constitution.
# Colombia
Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president
The 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota defeated millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in a tense and unpredictable election.
# Voting
Poll: Do you vote in European elections?
This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.
# Labour
Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit
Votes are still being counted to determine whether Anthony Albanese will control a majority in Parliament.
# Vote
Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election
Scott Morrison’s conservative government is seeking a rare fourth term in office.
# marcos
Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election
The son of the late dictator has secured over 56% of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.
# Election
Philippine dictator's son wins landslide presidential victory
The result represents a reversal of the 1986 “People Power” pro-democracy revolt that ousted his father.
# France
Macron vows new start for nation at second term inauguration
It marks the first time a French leader is serving a second term in 20 years.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be in favour of a general election this year?
Pearse Doherty said there should be a general election instead of the Taoiseach rotation due to take place later this year.
Voices
Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback
Despite Macron’s pledge to limit the appeal of extremist parties, Le Pen is within touching distance of the Élysée, writes Dr Maura Stewart.
# Jim Allister
‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says
“It will take more than a story to solve the Protocol issue,” Jim Allister told an election rally.
# French election
Macron and Le Pen clash over Russian loan, hijab ban and cost of living in debate
Macron was deemed the winner of the 2.5 hour debate in an opinion poll.
# at the polls
Emmanuel Macron to face Marine Le Pen in run-off election for French presidency - exit polls
Projections show that Macron leads far-right leader Le Pen in the first round of France’s elections by a larger than expected margin.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see Emmanuel Macron re-elected as French president?
French voters will soon decide who will be president for the next five years.
# General Election
Voters cast their ballots in Hungary election with PM Orban vying for fourth consecutive term
The election campaign has been dominated by Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
# Polls
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen closing gap on Emmanuel Macron, new polls show
Macron has long been favourite for the two-round election on 10 and 24 April.
# South Korea
Conservative 'anti-feminist' Yoon Suk-Yeol wins tight South Korean presidential race
His victory margin was razor-thin: Yoon had 48.56% of the vote against rival Lee Jae-myung’s 47.83%
# Portugal
Socialist Party wins re-election in Portugal
The country is preparing to deploy €45 billion of EU aid to help spur the economy after the Covid pandemic.
All time
# Election
Chile elects new left-wing president over far-right candidate likened to Donald Trump
Gabriel Boric will become Chile’s youngest modern president when he takes office.
# Election
Portugal’s president calls a snap election for 30 January
Portugal’s head of state made the announcement in a televised address to the nation.
# Terry McAuliffe
Biden predicts Democratic win in Virginia but election remains too close to call
The election is seen as the first major test of Joe Biden’s political brand.
# Election
Security tight as Iraqis vote for new parliament
The elections, due to be held next year, were brought forward following a popular uprising in Baghdad and southern provinces.