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#Elections

# elections - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

The elections will be held in two phases, with the first covering 14 provinces today and tomorrow.

# elections - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

# elections - Monday 10 August, 2020

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

# elections - Friday 31 July, 2020

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

# elections - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.

# elections - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting

Trump has since rolled back on his threat but still claimed that widespread postal voting promotes “a lot of illegality”.

# elections - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

# elections - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters

The move comes amid growing concern about so-called “deepfake” videos altered by using artificial intelligence.

# elections - Monday 30 December, 2019

Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator

An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.

# elections - Monday 9 December, 2019

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

# elections - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters

Over 200 complaints were made about the location of posters during the local and European elections.

# elections - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

# elections - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader

According to the intelligence community official, the transcript was loaded into a system that is used to store “especially sensitive” classified information.

# elections - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

# elections - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

# elections - Friday 19 July, 2019

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland

It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.

# elections - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

# elections - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.

# elections - Friday 31 May, 2019

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

# elections - Thursday 30 May, 2019

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted

On Friday, people around the country turned out at local polling stations to cast their vote on the ballot papers.

# elections - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year

More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.

# elections - Monday 27 May, 2019

Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe elected MEP

The Green Party has its first MEP in decades.

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.

# elections - Sunday 26 May, 2019

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit

There is still a long way to go before the end of the election.

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?

The story of Friday’s election is still being written.

# elections - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show

65% of voters polled indicated they’d vote in favour of such a proposal.

# elections - Friday 24 May, 2019

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend

We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.

# elections - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

At least six dead as protestors clash with police over Indonesian election result

Jakarta’s governor Anies Baswedan said about 200 people had been injured.

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate

Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.

# elections - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

# elections - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

# elections - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals

Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.

# elections - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate

Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.

# elections - Friday 3 May, 2019

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

# elections - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# elections - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence

Polls predict far-right party Vox could take more than 10% of the votes.

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

The European and local elections are taking place next month.

# elections - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Poll: Should election posters be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

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