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# 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.
# goodbye merkel
Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition
For a country used to political stability after 16 years of Angela Merkel’s steady leadership, the coming weeks and months promise to be a rocky ride.
Preliminary official results showed that the centre-left Social Democrats narrowly won the vote.
Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrat bloc had its worst result since 1949.
Would-be successor Armin Laschet claims right to try to build the next government .
# Iceland
Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament
Of the 63 seats in the Althing parliament, 30 were won by women, or 47.6 percent, following the recount.
# Iceland
Iceland takes to the polls in general election as government hangs by a thread
Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir faces an up hill battle to continue in Government.
# Vladimir Putin
Navalny app removed from Apple and Google as Russians vote in election
His allies denounced the move as an “act of political censorship”.
# Your Say
Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
A lot has changed since February 2020.
# France
French far-right faces crucial test in second round of voting in regional elections
Results are expected after the last polls close at 8pm.
# dbs
It's official: Dublin Bay South by-election date set for 8 July
The by-election will fill the seat vacated by former minister Eoghan Murphy.
# Bashar al-Assad
War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power
In the last multi-candidate poll in 2014, Bashar al-Assad took 88% of the vote.
# Spain
Early results indicate win for right-wing party in Madrid election
The party’s leader in the capital has opposed hospitality closures during Covid-19.
# Jerusalem
Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway
Netanyahu denies wrongdoing in the case.
# Israel
Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain
Netanyahu described yesterday’s projected results as a “huge win for the right” and his Likud party.
# Netherlands
Dutch PM Mark Rutte savours ‘overwhelming vote of confidence’ in poll
It was the fourth consecutive poll win for his conservative party and he will now move to form a new coalition.
Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.
# Prime Minister
Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy's Prime Minister - so what's next?
Conte will remain as a caretaker Prime Minister and will try to form a new government.
# Coronavirus
Portugal reelects TV pundit as president, after people brave the pandemic to vote
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was reelected yesterday, amid a turnout higher than expected.
# Portuguese President
Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is regarded as the clear front-runner among seven candidates.
# Kampala
Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election
Politician and former musician Bobi Wine lost Uganda’s presidential election but his party won at least 56 seats.
# Election
EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote
Palestine intends to hold elections in May and July.
# Mitch McConnell
Biden congratulated as president-elect by top Republican as inauguration to have 'extremely limited' crowds due to Covid
Mitch McConnell said “the Electoral College has spoken”.
# Ludovic Orban
Romania's Orban resigns as Prime Minister after election setback
The PNL party came in second in its election, with 25.5% of the vote compared to 30% for the Social Democrats Party.
# march for trump
Trump loyalists gather in Washington claiming election fraud
Trump yesterday broke his silence after a week without on-camera comments.
# The World is Watching
'Warmest congratulations': Leaders from Ireland and around the world welcome Biden election
Taoiseach Micheál Martin offered his congratulations to Biden following his win.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you think is going to win the US presidential election?
The overall result of the US election is still unclear.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you think will win the US presidential election?
It’s just two days until election day.
# no on 24
Magic mushrooms, flags, wolves and weed: Americans will be voting on all sorts on Tuesday
It’s not just the presidency that’s to be decided.
# Election
Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election
Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.
# New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern credits virus response for election win
The New Zealand Prime Minister won a second term in office in a landslide.
# Election
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
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.
# To the Polls
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.
# United States
'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.
# thugs
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
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Disputed Election
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# Exit Poll
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
'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.