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#Election

# 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 73,314 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 13,734 Views 77 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 13,948 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 10,915 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 11,537 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 6,745 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 18,220 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 5,687 Views 5 Comments

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
# Polling Day
# Polling Day

Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election

Jul 30th 2018, 7:52 AM 10,067 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 30,520 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 5,587 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 35,320 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 24,134 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 18,847 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 12,695 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 17,477 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 42,814 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 9,703 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 21,279 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 20,816 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 34,928 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 42,141 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 14,637 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 8,911 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 12,270 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 7,772 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 12,695 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 8,223 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 47,234 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 26,070 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 7,740 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 14,169 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 21,457 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 11,371 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 7,615 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 42,474 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 20,396 Views 118 Comments

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