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#Election

# election - Friday 9 November, 2018

Florida is on the verge of another election recount; Trump calls it 'a disgrace'

The “purple” state will learn tomorrow whether there will be recounts in two bitter and tight US Midterm election races.

# election - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

As it happened: No 'blue wave', no big upsets, and a big win for Congress diversity

The ‘blue wave’ has been dismissed as a ‘ripple’ – but there’s been historic gains for diversity within Congress.

# election - Saturday 3 November, 2018

'The vote was built on hate': Brazilians in Ireland react to election of far-right president Bolsonaro

The far-right politician has previously said he is “very proud” to be homophobic.

# election - Saturday 27 October, 2018

What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?

Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history

Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.

# election - Friday 26 October, 2018

Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

What, when, where – and a bit of who and which, if you need help with that as well.

# election - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment

We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.

# election - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

# election - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Polarising presidential candidates seek broader appeal ahead of Brazil's run-off election

The two remaining candidates launched rejigged campaigns this week.

# election - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election Thin Ice This post contains videos

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned

In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.

# election - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election? Moving Swiftly Along This post contains a poll

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Does one logically follow the other?

# election - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

# election - Monday 8 October, 2018

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.

# election - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

The deadline to register to vote in this month’s election and referendum is fast approaching.

# election - Monday 1 October, 2018

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?

Should constituents directly elect their mayor, or should councillors retain that responsibility.

# election - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped?

One presidential candidate already said they won’t use posters during their campaign.

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# election - Monday 10 September, 2018

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

Sweden faces political deadlock after far-right make election gains

Noting the parliamentary deadlock, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven extended an invitation to the opposition.

# election - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Italy's Salvini touts plan to 'save Europe' after Steve Bannon talks

Salvini said that next year’s elections for the bloc were a chance for “historical change”.

# election - Friday 7 September, 2018

A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready

Leo wants to talk but Micheál’s not ready. Are we in for a bad break up?

# election - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Mnangagwa calls for Zimbabwe to unify as opposition cries foul

His plea for unity came after allegations of foul play sparked a deadly crackdown on protesters in Harare on Wednesday.

# election - Friday 3 August, 2018

Zimbabwe opposition leader lashes 'unverified fake results' as Zanu-PF claim victory

Robert Mugabe’s successor Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared winner of the historic election.

# election - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Zimbabwe government vows to enforce security crackdown to prevent further protests

Three people were shot dead during demonstrations yesterday.

# election - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Three shot dead after Zimbabwean army opens fire on protest

Earlier official results showed that the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament.

# election - Monday 30 July, 2018

Voting closes after high turnout in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

Officials overseeing the polls said long queues at many polling stations suggested a high turnout nationwide.

Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election

Voters in Zimbabwe are going to the polls today in the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot.

# election - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Gavin Duffy seeking nomination for presidential election

Duffy, best known for being a Dragon’s Den panelist, confirmed the news on Twitter this morning.

# election - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.

# election - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catherine Noone to join Fine Gael ticket in the 'group of death'

She was selected to run alongside Education Minister Bruton.

# election - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Poll: When do you want a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When do you want a general election?

The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?

# election - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Irish Countrywomen's Association had 'tainted and flawed' advice in ballot papers dispute, court hears

A member claims that votes were not counted for election to the association’s national executive.

'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run

Burke said he had been approached by locals in his area and younger members of his own team about possibly mounting an election bid.

# election - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency

Michael D Higgins confirmed this morning that he would seek a second term in the Áras.

# election - Saturday 7 July, 2018

'It could be the oddest election ever': What we can expect from the next presidential election

Who’d want to run against Michael D? We take a look at what we can expect.

# election - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

There may be trouble ahead.

# election - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office

A presidential election is due to be held in October.

# election - Monday 25 June, 2018

Independent councillor Nial Ring elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Ring was elected by fellow councillors this evening and becomes the 349th Lord Mayor of the city.

Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election

He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.

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