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# Election

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?
The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?
# US Election
Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020
The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.
# off the ticket
Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket
It’s in the wake of a controversial by-election campaign which saw her come in for sustained criticism.
Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election
Northern Ireland has elected a group of MPs more moderate and more diverse than the parliament they are entering, writes Katy Hayward.
# getting it done
Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January
Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.
# Northern Ireland
'Why would my leadership be in any doubt?': Arlene Foster on DUP's election outcome
For the first time, nationalist parties have more MPs than unionist parties.
# Front Pages
'Johnson unleashed': UK papers react to Boris' election victory
The UK papers have reacted to what Boris Johnson has called a “historic” election.
# Up All Night
Boris Johnson has led the Tories to a thumping victory. Here's everything you need to know
It was an exhaustive night of counting and a momentous election for the future of the UK.
# Knesset
Israel's parliament paves way for third election in 12 months
Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz have been unable to form a government.
# Milking it
Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off
A YouGov seat-prediction poll indicated the Tories could win a 28-seat majority tomorrow.
# Final Countdown
Johnson and Corbyn to face final head-to-head debate tonight before UK general election
The party leaders will face each other in Maidstone in the BBC’s prime ministerial debate at 8.30pm.
# uk election
Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests
This polling model accurately predicted back in 2017 that Theresa May would lose her majority.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
Michelle O'Neill re-elected as vice-president of Sinn Féin
More than 2,000 party members had their say over two-days on who should be the deputy leader of the party.
# By-election
Tweet-gate and a former minister looking for a comeback: The Dublin Fingal lowdown
The upcoming by-election is to replace MEP Clare Daly.
# SPanish election
Spain's Socialists win election as far-right Vox party make large gains
Right-wing populist and anti-migrant leaders across Europe celebrated Vox’s strong showing.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
RTÉ’s restructuring plan, the boil water notice and the Trump impeachment probe made the headlines today.
# intimidation
Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election
His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.
# Election
Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election
Farage is heading up his new Brexit Party into its first general election.
# General Election
Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage
The British prime minister also said “it’s a matter of deep regret” the 31 October Brexit deadline was missed.
# Front Pages
'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election
The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.
# Here we go again
Boris Johnson will try again today to get MPs to back an early December election
Johnson failed in his bid last night to get enough MPs to trigger a poll in December.
# afd
Far-right party makes major gains in German state election
Bjoern Hoecke previously labelled Berlin’s Holocaust memorial a “monument of shame”.
# Not over yet
MPs to vote on December election as EU decides Brexit extension length
Boris Johnson previously said he would prefer to be “dead in a ditch” than miss the 31 October deadline.
# Brexit
Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline
“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”
# Brexit
Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension
This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.
# election ahead
'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move
Obama tweeted yesterday that he was proud to work with Trudeau.
# Poll
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael support nearly tied in new poll
Fianna Fáil has benefited from a jump in support.
# election 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
At the party’s annual away day, Varadkar said he has always believed that the next election should take place in the summer of 2020.
# Liberal Party
Justin Trudeau announces general election for Canada this October
Parliament was dissolved today.
No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin
There’s still plenty more Brexit action to come today. Stay with us for updates.
# Brexit
Micheál Martin rules out election this year and says 'national interest' must come first
Martin said the country will most likely go to the polls in early spring next year.
# Brexit
MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October
Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.
# ah here here
A swear word and clapping in the Commons: Boris Johnson's first PMQs were an explosive affair
The usually smooth talker stumbled through his answers and let some things slip through this afternoon.
# historic enemies
Italy forms new government as Five Star leader signs up for coalition deal with Democratic Party
Italy’s left-leaning Five Star Movement has confirmed plans for a coalition with the Democratic Party.
# presidential campaign
Donald Trump trailing five Democrats in latest opinion poll
The Fox News poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49% to 39% among all registered voters nationwide.
# ep2019
Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP
The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.
# Divorce referendum
Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party
The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be voting today?
Polls close at 10pm.