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#Election

# election - Sunday 14 April, 2019

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?
# Flextension
# Flextension

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

Apr 14th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,742 Views 14 Comments

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

# election - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat
# Israel
# Israel

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 6:15 PM 28,203 Views 141 Comments

The win would likely see ‘Bibi’ become the longest-serving leader of the country.

# election - Monday 1 April, 2019

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'

Updated Apr 1st 2019, 8:47 AM 27,013 Views 51 Comments

The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today.

# election - Friday 22 March, 2019

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,249 Views 43 Comments

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# election - Sunday 10 March, 2019

North Korea's election: There's just one approved name on today's ballot
# Kim Jong One
# Kim Jong One

North Korea's election: There's just one approved name on today's ballot

Mar 10th 2019, 5:00 PM 22,825 Views 43 Comments

Analysts say the election is held largely as a political rite to enable the authorities to claim a mandate from the people.

# election - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 20,139 Views 20 Comments

30-year-old Micheál Kelliher is running as an Independents 4 Change candidate in the Cabra-Glasnevin constituency.

# election - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow
# European Elections
# European Elections

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Jan 16th 2019, 4:46 PM 19,680 Views 45 Comments

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

# election - Monday 31 December, 2018

Bangladesh prime minister re-elected amid violent clashes in which at least 17 people were killed
# Landslide
# Landslide

Bangladesh prime minister re-elected amid violent clashes in which at least 17 people were killed

Dec 31st 2018, 10:28 AM 6,193 Views 3 Comments

Opposition politicians have condemned the election as “farcical”, claiming vote-rigging took place.

# election - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

Dec 30th 2018, 8:00 PM 43,167 Views 150 Comments

February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.

# election - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?

Dec 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 30,963 Views 127 Comments

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

# election - Friday 28 December, 2018

E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections
# Polls
# Polls

E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections

Dec 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 9,974 Views 22 Comments

The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.

# election - Sunday 9 December, 2018

100 years ago this week, Sinn Féin swept to power in the historic 1918 General Election
# Election 18
# Election 18

100 years ago this week, Sinn Féin swept to power in the historic 1918 General Election

Dec 9th 2018, 7:57 PM 16,712 Views 73 Comments

The election was a monumental moment in Irish history.

# election - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

Dec 6th 2018, 8:14 AM 26,899 Views 154 Comments

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

# election - Friday 9 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 9th 2018, 11:04 PM 38,713 Views 27 Comments

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
Live Nov 7th 2018, 6:30 AM

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

# election - Saturday 3 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 7:30 AM 26,279 Views 129 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 27th 2018, 8:30 PM 39,074 Views 103 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history

Oct 27th 2018, 8:14 PM 23,728 Views 45 Comments

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
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

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

Oct 26th 2018, 8:00 AM 44,750 Views 47 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 33,078 Views 37 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 16th 2018, 8:34 AM 31,449 Views 60 Comments

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
# Bolsonaro V Haddad
# Bolsonaro V Haddad

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

Oct 14th 2018, 7:00 PM 10,449 Views 11 Comments

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
# Thin Ice

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

Oct 13th 2018, 9:00 AM 8,834 Views 42 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned

Oct 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 18,400 Views 41 Comments

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
# Moving Swiftly Along

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

Oct 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 30,563 Views 113 Comments

Does one logically follow the other?

# election - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Quick Quick Quick
# Quick Quick Quick

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,417 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

# election - Monday 8 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 8th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,285 Views 55 Comments

The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.

# election - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Oct 6th 2018, 10:14 AM 15,502 Views 34 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?

Oct 1st 2018, 9:58 AM 18,287 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 AM 38,237 Views 87 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 49,329 Views 98 Comments

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
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

Sep 10th 2018, 9:30 AM 73,309 Views 186 Comments

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

Sweden faces political deadlock after far-right make election gains
# Election
# Election

Sweden faces political deadlock after far-right make election gains

Sep 10th 2018, 7:05 AM 13,728 Views 68 Comments

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
# The Movement
# The Movement

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

Sep 8th 2018, 4:55 PM 13,941 Views 46 Comments

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
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

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

Sep 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 10,911 Views 30 Comments

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
# Zimbabwe
# Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa calls for Zimbabwe to unify as opposition cries foul

Aug 4th 2018, 7:26 AM 4,483 Views 3 Comments

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
# Deadly Clashes
# Deadly Clashes

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

Updated Aug 3rd 2018, 11:35 AM 11,533 Views 13 Comments

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
# Tense
# Tense

Zimbabwe government vows to enforce security crackdown to prevent further protests

Aug 2nd 2018, 7:08 AM 6,744 Views 12 Comments

Three people were shot dead during demonstrations yesterday.

# election - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Three shot dead after Zimbabwean army opens fire on protest
# Election
# Election

Three shot dead after Zimbabwean army opens fire on protest

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 7:45 PM 18,199 Views 0 Comments

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
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

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

Jul 30th 2018, 9:19 PM 5,686 Views 5 Comments

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