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# Election

All time
# 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.
# the movement
Italy's Salvini touts plan to 'save Europe' after Steve Bannon talks
Salvini said that next year’s elections for the bloc were a chance for “historical change”.
# Fine Gael Think-In
A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready
Leo wants to talk but Micheál’s not ready. Are we in for a bad break up?
# Zimbabwe
Mnangagwa calls for Zimbabwe to unify as opposition cries foul
His plea for unity came after allegations of foul play sparked a deadly crackdown on protesters in Harare on Wednesday.
# deadly clashes
Zimbabwe opposition leader lashes 'unverified fake results' as Zanu-PF claim victory
Robert Mugabe’s successor Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared winner of the historic election.
# Tense
Zimbabwe government vows to enforce security crackdown to prevent further protests
Three people were shot dead during demonstrations yesterday.
# Election
Three shot dead after Zimbabwean army opens fire on protest
Earlier official results showed that the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament.
# Decision time
Voting closes after high turnout in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election
Officials overseeing the polls said long queues at many polling stations suggested a high turnout nationwide.
# polling day
Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election
Voters in Zimbabwe are going to the polls today in the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot.
# Running
Gavin Duffy seeking nomination for presidential election
Duffy, best known for being a Dragon’s Den panelist, confirmed the news on Twitter this morning.
# foreign ads
Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections
The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.
# Dublin Bay North
Catherine Noone to join Fine Gael ticket in the 'group of death'
She was selected to run alongside Education Minister Bruton.
# Your Say
Poll: When do you want a general election?
The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?
# Election
Irish Countrywomen's Association had 'tainted and flawed' advice in ballot papers dispute, court hears
A member claims that votes were not counted for election to the association’s national executive.
# Hat in the Ring
'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run
Burke said he had been approached by locals in his area and younger members of his own team about possibly mounting an election bid.
# Rás to the Áras
Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency
Michael D Higgins confirmed this morning that he would seek a second term in the Áras.
# battle for the Áras
'It could be the oddest election ever': What we can expect from the next presidential election
Who’d want to run against Michael D? We take a look at what we can expect.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
There may be trouble ahead.
# Presidential Election
Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office
A presidential election is due to be held in October.
# Lord Mayor
Independent councillor Nial Ring elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin
Ring was elected by fellow councillors this evening and becomes the 349th Lord Mayor of the city.
# Abortion stance
Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election
He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.
# strong words
'Flat and extraordinarily arrogant', Micheál Martin's verdict on Mary Lou McDonald's speech
The Fianna Fáil leader accused Sinn Féin of ‘an entitlement to government’.
# giuseppe conte
Italy has a new prime minister
Giuseppe Conte has emerged from obscurity as a compromise candidate for prime minister of a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment parties.
# the maduro diet
Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls
Dramatic inflation and scarce food supplies have forced many Venezuelans to emigrate to countries including Ireland.
# early tallies
'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections
The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system, however, means that the final makeup of 329-seat parliament is still far from decided.
# Malaysia
World's oldest leader to be sworn in at age of 92
His election was a huge political upset.
# islamic state
'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57
A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”
# president
Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not
An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.
# Poll
Majority don't want to see a general election this year
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like a general election this year?
The ‘confidence and supply’ agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may be reaching the end of its shelf-life.
# in the cold
Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)
So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.
# exploited fears
Putin on course to become longest-serving Russian leader since Stalin
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.
# Pennsylvania
Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in key congress election battle in Trump stronghold
Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead today in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump.