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#Election

# election - Monday 30 July, 2018

Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election
# Polling Day
# Polling Day

Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election

Jul 30th 2018, 7:52 AM 10,065 Views 16 Comments

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
# Running
# Running

Gavin Duffy seeking nomination for presidential election

Jul 29th 2018, 9:14 AM 30,516 Views 105 Comments

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
# Foreign Ads
# Foreign Ads

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

Jul 26th 2018, 1:33 PM 5,584 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Dublin Bay North
# Dublin Bay North

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

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:48 PM 35,302 Views 53 Comments

She was selected to run alongside Education Minister Bruton.

# election - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Poll: When do you want a general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When do you want a general election?

Jul 22nd 2018, 12:24 PM 24,133 Views 103 Comments

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
# Election
# Election

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

Jul 12th 2018, 5:53 PM 18,832 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hat In The Ring
# Hat In The Ring

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

Jul 12th 2018, 1:31 PM 12,669 Views 62 Comments

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
# Rás To The Áras
# Rás To The Áras

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

Jul 10th 2018, 11:02 AM 17,469 Views 76 Comments

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
# Battle For The Áras
# Battle For The Áras

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

Jul 7th 2018, 10:00 AM 42,811 Views 44 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Jul 4th 2018, 8:40 AM 29,778 Views 133 Comments

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
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

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

Jun 26th 2018, 7:20 PM 9,700 Views 124 Comments

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
# Lord Mayor
# Lord Mayor

Independent councillor Nial Ring elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Jun 25th 2018, 7:43 PM 21,259 Views 38 Comments

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
# Abortion Stance
# Abortion Stance

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

Jun 25th 2018, 10:24 AM 20,809 Views 75 Comments

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

# election - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Jun 24th 2018, 9:16 AM 34,927 Views 137 Comments

Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.

# election - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'Flat and extraordinarily arrogant', Micheál Martin's verdict on Mary Lou McDonald's speech
# Strong Words
# Strong Words

'Flat and extraordinarily arrogant', Micheál Martin's verdict on Mary Lou McDonald's speech

Jun 17th 2018, 3:18 PM 42,134 Views 93 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader accused Sinn Féin of ‘an entitlement to government’.

# election - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Italy has a new prime minister
# Giuseppe Conte
# Giuseppe Conte

Italy has a new prime minister

May 23rd 2018, 11:00 PM 14,631 Views 16 Comments

Giuseppe Conte has emerged from obscurity as a compromise candidate for prime minister of a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment parties.

# election - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls
# The Maduro Diet
# The Maduro Diet

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls

May 20th 2018, 2:52 PM 7,534 Views 33 Comments

Dramatic inflation and scarce food supplies have forced many Venezuelans to emigrate to countries including Ireland.

# election - Monday 14 May, 2018

'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections
# Early Tallies
# Early Tallies

'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections

May 14th 2018, 11:01 AM 8,910 Views 8 Comments

The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system, however, means that the final makeup of 329-seat parliament is still far from decided.

# election - Thursday 10 May, 2018

World's oldest leader to be sworn in at age of 92
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

World's oldest leader to be sworn in at age of 92

May 10th 2018, 7:28 AM 12,269 Views 7 Comments

His election was a huge political upset.

# election - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

Apr 22nd 2018, 12:52 PM 7,768 Views 10 Comments

A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”

# election - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not
# President
# President

Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not

Apr 19th 2018, 10:54 AM 12,684 Views 49 Comments

An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.

# election - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Majority don't want to see a general election this year
# Poll
# Poll

Majority don't want to see a general election this year

Apr 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,221 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.

# election - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Poll: Would you like a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like a general election this year?

Apr 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 47,231 Views 202 Comments

The ‘confidence and supply’ agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may be reaching the end of its shelf-life.

# election - Monday 19 March, 2018

Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)
# In The Cold
# In The Cold

Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)

Mar 19th 2018, 6:50 AM 26,064 Views 101 Comments

So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.

# election - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Putin on course to become longest-serving Russian leader since Stalin
# Exploited Fears
# Exploited Fears

Putin on course to become longest-serving Russian leader since Stalin

Mar 17th 2018, 9:00 AM 7,729 Views 69 Comments

Putin has exploited Russians’ fears by pointing to what he described as US plans to isolate the country and gain a military advantage over it.

# election - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in key congress election battle in Trump stronghold
# Pennsylvania
# Pennsylvania

Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in key congress election battle in Trump stronghold

Mar 14th 2018, 9:47 PM 14,167 Views 29 Comments

Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead today in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump.

# election - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election
# Election
# Election

Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election

Mar 4th 2018, 2:30 PM 21,453 Views 30 Comments

She is likely to do better in the polls than other liberal candidates.

# election - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election
# Italian Elections
# Italian Elections

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:30 AM 11,368 Views 23 Comments

Although the former Prime Minister is barred from public office, he could play an important role in the next government.

# election - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges
# Russia Probe
# Russia Probe

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Feb 23rd 2018, 7:59 AM 7,613 Views 0 Comments

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

# election - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Feb 18th 2018, 9:23 AM 42,471 Views 251 Comments

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

# election - Monday 5 February, 2018

Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois race for Congress

Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois race for Congress

Feb 5th 2018, 8:59 AM 20,385 Views 118 Comments

Art Jones is currently the only Republican candidate for the November election.

# election - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

Jan 13th 2018, 11:38 AM 18,159 Views 80 Comments

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# election - Friday 29 December, 2017

Expecting an election next year? Those pesky cable ties are here to stay
# All Tied Up
# All Tied Up

Expecting an election next year? Those pesky cable ties are here to stay

Dec 29th 2017, 6:00 AM 7,071 Views 15 Comments

There are still no plans to introduce legislation to compel election candidates to remove plastic ties that hold election posters in place.

# election - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'
# Interview
# Interview

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'

Dec 28th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,196 Views 127 Comments

The Cork TD discusses how the abortion issue will be difficult for his party and how Fianna Fáil hasn’t ruled out running candidates in the north.

# election - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call
# Protests
# Protests

Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call

Dec 26th 2017, 3:28 PM 5,831 Views 2 Comments

Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for 18 years and is expected to easily win another six-year term.

# election - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Thousands declare support for Kremlin critic in Russia's March election
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Thousands declare support for Kremlin critic in Russia's March election

Dec 24th 2017, 7:07 PM 9,395 Views 40 Comments

But 41 year old lawyer Alexei Navalny has been deemed ineligible to run in the Russian election due to a criminal conviction.

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory
# Independence
# Independence

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Dec 24th 2017, 10:49 AM 5,757 Views 12 Comments

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# election - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point

Dec 21st 2017, 8:19 AM 7,996 Views 19 Comments

The region takes to the polls to decide between pro-independence parties and those wanting to remain part of Spain.

# election - Monday 18 December, 2017

Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election
# Election
# Election

Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election

Dec 18th 2017, 6:10 PM 10,000 Views 12 Comments

The African National Congress has ruled in South Africa since 1994.

# election - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones
# United States
# United States

Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones

Dec 12th 2017, 11:14 PM 8,551 Views 62 Comments

Polls are scheduled to close at 7pm (1am Irish time) across Alabama, with three million voters called to cast ballots.