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#Election

# 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.

# 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 18,162 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 11,199 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 5,837 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 9,397 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 5,758 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 8,000 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 10,010 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 8,552 Views 62 Comments

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

# election - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet
Live Nov 28th 2017, 3:10 PM

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes

Nov 28th 2017, 12:02 PM 13,570 Views 22 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s expected resignation may avert an imminent general election.

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election

Nov 28th 2017, 7:05 AM 8,727 Views 59 Comments

The cabinet will meet this morning, while the Fianna Fáil front bench will meet before lunchtime.

# election - Monday 27 November, 2017

'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election

Nov 27th 2017, 1:38 PM 22,969 Views 162 Comments

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader are meeting again today as efforts continue to avoid a general election.

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Nov 27th 2017, 11:49 AM 17,123 Views 47 Comments

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

# election - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention
# Election
# Election

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention

Nov 26th 2017, 3:37 PM 31,587 Views 152 Comments

It remains unclear whether Frances Fitzgerald will step down as Tánaiste.

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game
# Who Blinks First?
# Who Blinks First?

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game

Nov 26th 2017, 1:46 PM 43,484 Views 114 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty has said she heard a roar from Fianna Fáil TDs.

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public
# Political Crisis
# Political Crisis

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public

Nov 26th 2017, 1:10 PM 33,576 Views 111 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

# election - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks
# Election Footing
# Election Footing

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks

Nov 25th 2017, 7:20 PM 40,155 Views 198 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election is called in the coming weeks?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election is called in the coming weeks?

Nov 25th 2017, 9:43 AM 79,955 Views 272 Comments

It looks like a return to the polls could be on the horizon.

# election - Friday 24 November, 2017

Liveblog: Government could fall as Fianna Fáil tables a motion of no confidence in Frances Fitzgerald
Live Nov 24th 2017, 5:55 PM

Liveblog: Government could fall as Fianna Fáil tables a motion of no confidence in Frances Fitzgerald

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months?
# On The Brink
# On The Brink

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months?

Nov 24th 2017, 8:35 AM 44,947 Views 219 Comments

A return to the polls is looking increasingly likely with neither Fine Gael nor Fianna Fáil apparently willing to cede ground over the Frances Fitzgerald email controversy.

# election - Thursday 23 November, 2017

General election looking more likely by the minute as Fine Gael digs in to support Tánaiste
# The E Word
# The E Word

General election looking more likely by the minute as Fine Gael digs in to support Tánaiste

Nov 23rd 2017, 10:24 PM 66,633 Views 205 Comments

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are both tabling motions of no confidence against Frances Fitzgerald.

# election - Saturday 4 November, 2017

US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'

Nov 4th 2017, 7:15 PM 10,267 Views 0 Comments

Martha O’Donovan, who works in Zimbabwe, has been remanded in custody.

Trump campaign adviser admits meeting Russian officials, US media reports
# Carter Page
# Carter Page

Trump campaign adviser admits meeting Russian officials, US media reports

Nov 4th 2017, 3:26 PM 16,467 Views 88 Comments

Carter Page had previously denied or side-stepped the question.

# election - Monday 30 October, 2017

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links

Oct 30th 2017, 6:15 PM 43,973 Views 244 Comments

The charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos have been unsealed this afternoon.

# election - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Catalonia's leader wants 'democratic opposition' to Spanish government's takeover
# Independence
# Independence

Catalonia's leader wants 'democratic opposition' to Spanish government's takeover

Oct 28th 2017, 3:05 PM 24,298 Views 55 Comments

The Spanish prime minister last night quashed the Catalan parliament and called an election for late December.

# election - Monday 23 October, 2017

Japan's Abe storms to 'super-majority', promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Japan's Abe storms to 'super-majority', promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea

Oct 23rd 2017, 6:53 AM 8,773 Views 2 Comments

The 66-year-old is on course to become the country’s longest serving premier.

# election - Monday 16 October, 2017

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader
# World's Youngest Leader
# World's Youngest Leader

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader

Oct 16th 2017, 8:55 AM 17,641 Views 67 Comments

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.

# election - Friday 29 September, 2017

Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election
# ELECTION INVESTIGATION
# ELECTION INVESTIGATION

Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election

Sep 29th 2017, 7:32 AM 9,272 Views 40 Comments

Twitter said Russia-backed news organisation RT spent €230,000 on the ads in 2016.

# election - Monday 25 September, 2017

Japan's prime minister calls snap election
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Sep 25th 2017, 12:55 PM 7,856 Views 7 Comments

Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.

Over 75% of people want Michael D to serve a second term as president
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

Over 75% of people want Michael D to serve a second term as president

Sep 25th 2017, 10:05 AM 16,961 Views 115 Comments

Last week, the president said he “is not ruling out” running for a second term next year.

# election - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Angela Merkel will lead Germany once more but the far-right delivers strong third place
# Mutti
# Mutti

Angela Merkel will lead Germany once more but the far-right delivers strong third place

Sep 24th 2017, 5:32 PM 15,254 Views 116 Comments

Election exit polls show Merkel on course for a fourth term.

# election - Saturday 23 September, 2017

There have been some weird, weird moments in the lead up Germany's election
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

There have been some weird, weird moments in the lead up Germany's election

Sep 23rd 2017, 5:00 PM 11,155 Views 13 Comments

Promises of nudist areas, Calvin Klein-esque posters, and a satirical political party – the bizarre bits of Germany’s election campaigns.

Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains
# Culture Of Fear
# Culture Of Fear

Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains

Sep 23rd 2017, 9:45 AM 18,207 Views 104 Comments

As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the hope of gaining an advantage at the polls.

# election - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'?
# That's So Fetch
# That's So Fetch

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'?

Aug 20th 2017, 8:45 AM 12,703 Views 88 Comments

Fine Gael is likely hoping the phrase will be better received than its general election slogan.

# election - Saturday 19 August, 2017

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat
# Voting
# Voting

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat

Aug 19th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,755 Views 24 Comments

The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.

# election - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'
# Uhuru Kenyatta
# Uhuru Kenyatta

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'

Aug 9th 2017, 11:45 AM 9,037 Views 11 Comments

The leader of the country’s opposition coalition has made serious allegations about the vote.

# election - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Aug 6th 2017, 9:58 AM 28,385 Views 145 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

# election - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

US freezes assets of Venezuelan leader Maduro in wake of deadly response to disputed election
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

US freezes assets of Venezuelan leader Maduro in wake of deadly response to disputed election

Aug 1st 2017, 7:24 AM 10,526 Views 25 Comments

At least 10 people died amid violent protests disputing Sunday’s election in the South American country.