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# Election

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# Dublin City Council
101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin
Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.
# go for it
Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government
‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.
# european election
RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air
How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.
# vox pops
Spanish election: PM's party stays in power as far-right wins seats for first time since Franco's death
The Socialist Party fell short of an absolute majority, but increased its share of seats since the last election in 2016.
# Uttar Pradesh
Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election
Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine.
# Mr President
Incumbent Ukrainian president pleads for support as comedian looks set to win the presidency
In a televised address the incumbent pleaded with voters to support him.
# Environment
Candidates in more than 150 election areas to go poster free for upcoming elections
After an eight-week campaign 91 candidates have said they are going poster free.
# flextension
A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?
No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.
# Israel
Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat
The win would likely see ‘Bibi’ become the longest-serving leader of the country.
As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'
The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today.
# Fine Gael National Conference
Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.
# kim jong one
North Korea's election: There's just one approved name on today's ballot
Analysts say the election is held largely as a political rite to enable the authorities to claim a mandate from the people.
# Local Elections
'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers
30-year-old Micheál Kelliher is running as an Independents 4 Change candidate in the Cabra-Glasnevin constituency.
# European elections
Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow
Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.
# Landslide
Bangladesh prime minister re-elected amid violent clashes in which at least 17 people were killed
Opposition politicians have condemned the election as “farcical”, claiming vote-rigging took place.
# Your Say
Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?
The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?
# Polls
E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections
The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.
# election 18
100 years ago this week, Sinn Féin swept to power in the historic 1918 General Election
The election was a monumental moment in Irish history.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?
It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.
# democracy dude
Florida is on the verge of another election recount; Trump calls it 'a disgrace'
The “purple” state will learn tomorrow whether there will be recounts in two bitter and tight US Midterm election races.
No 'blue wave', no big upsets, and a big win for Congress diversity
The ‘blue wave’ has been dismissed as a ‘ripple’ – but there’s been historic gains for diversity within Congress.
# jair bolsonaro
'The vote was built on hate': Brazilians in Ireland react to election of far-right president Bolsonaro
The far-right politician has previously said he is “very proud” to be homophobic.
What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?
Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.
# aras 18
This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history
Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.
# vote vote vote
Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
What, when, where – and a bit of who and which, if you need help with that as well.
# aras 18
Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment
We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.
# Your Say
Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?
Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.
# Bolsonaro v Haddad
Polarising presidential candidates seek broader appeal ahead of Brazil's run-off election
The two remaining candidates launched rejigged campaigns this week.
# thin ice
Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election
The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.
# aras 18
Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned
In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.
# moving swiftly along
Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
Does one logically follow the other?
# quick quick quick
Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
Get your skates on.
# First Round
Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory
The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
The deadline to register to vote in this month’s election and referendum is fast approaching.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?
Should constituents directly elect their mayor, or should councillors retain that responsibility.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped?
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
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.
# aras 2018
Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency
The presidential election will be held on 26 October.
# Election
Sweden faces political deadlock after far-right make election gains
Noting the parliamentary deadlock, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven extended an invitation to the opposition.