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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Election

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Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline
“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”
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.
'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move
Obama tweeted yesterday that he was proud to work with Trudeau.
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael support nearly tied in new poll
Fianna Fáil has benefited from a jump in support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP
The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.
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%.
Poll: Will you be voting today?
Polls close at 10pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.