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#Elections

# elections - Monday 26 September, 2022

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?
# Italy Leans Right
# Italy Leans Right

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?

Sep 26th 2022, 10:30 AM 21,280 Views 15 Comments

Sofia Ammassari and Duncan McDonnell look at the shock political shift of Italy to the far-right and ask what it means for the future.

# elections - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Brazil’s Lula marries at 76 ahead of presidential election in October
# Down The Aisle
# Down The Aisle

Brazil’s Lula marries at 76 ahead of presidential election in October

May 19th 2022, 1:51 PM 28,444 Views 10 Comments

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was president in 2003-2010 and leads Jair Bolsonaro in the opinion polls heading into Brazil’s election in October.

# elections - Thursday 12 May, 2022

The Explainer: What does the election result mean for the future of Northern Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What does the election result mean for the future of Northern Ireland?

May 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 3,142 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to be brought up to speed about the weekend’s seismic election result.

# elections - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland

May 8th 2022, 12:05 PM 21,232 Views 33 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the story of “two tribes” in the North is now being stretched out across a wider canvas.

# elections - Friday 6 May, 2022

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire
# Stormont Vote Count
# Stormont Vote Count

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire

Updated May 6th 2022, 10:51 AM 52,222 Views 39 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the election in Northern Ireland has shown that Loyalist and British values are no longer the same.

# elections - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout

Updated May 5th 2022, 10:00 PM 61,616 Views 58 Comments

The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.

# elections - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
# Voting Tomorrow
# Voting Tomorrow

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call

Updated May 4th 2022, 2:40 PM 19,431 Views 22 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

# elections - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

French Prime Minister says government to resign if Macron wins to create 'new impetus'
# France
# France

French Prime Minister says government to resign if Macron wins to create 'new impetus'

Apr 19th 2022, 2:07 PM 18,474 Views 4 Comments

Macron is facing a close race in the run-off this Sunday against far-right veteran Marine Le Pen.

# elections - Monday 11 April, 2022

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen begin duel to become French president
# France
# France

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen begin duel to become French president

Apr 11th 2022, 10:44 PM 16,684 Views 23 Comments

After a first round of voting on Sunday, Macron came top with 27.85%, while far-right leader Le Pen finished second at 23.15%.

Macron and Le Pen prepare for tense French election duel
# Voting Round Two
# Voting Round Two

Macron and Le Pen prepare for tense French election duel

Apr 11th 2022, 7:28 AM 12,015 Views 22 Comments

Projections from the first round of voting show Macron scoring 28-29%, with Le Pen on 22-24%.

# elections - Monday 4 April, 2022

Orban declares victory in Hungarian elections
# Elections
# Elections

Orban declares victory in Hungarian elections

Apr 4th 2022, 7:04 AM 22,263 Views 46 Comments

The right-wing PM gave a 10-minute speech to Fidesz party officials and supporters at an election night event in Budapest.

# elections - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Macron launches bitter attack on Le Pen as lead slips in French polls
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Macron launches bitter attack on Le Pen as lead slips in French polls

Mar 31st 2022, 9:27 PM 19,256 Views 15 Comments

A poll yesterday showed Le Pen winning 47.5% of the vote in a second-round run-off against Macron.

# elections - Monday 8 November, 2021

Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega wins new presidential term after opponents jailed
# Elections
# Elections

Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega wins new presidential term after opponents jailed

Nov 8th 2021, 10:51 AM 13,775 Views 8 Comments

With ballots in 49% of polling stations counted, Ortega had 75% of votes.

# elections - Monday 11 October, 2021

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament
# Boycott
# Boycott

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament

Oct 11th 2021, 8:49 AM 4,973 Views 2 Comments

The vote was brought forward from 2022 as a rare concession to a protest movement.

# elections - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Czech president taken to hospital day after elections
# Milos Zeman
# Milos Zeman

Czech president taken to hospital day after elections

Oct 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 15,309 Views 5 Comments

Milos Zeman has been grappling with liver problems according to local media

# elections - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Justin Trudeau’s party projected to win most seats in Canada’s election
# Canada
# Canada

Justin Trudeau’s party projected to win most seats in Canada’s election

Sep 21st 2021, 7:04 AM 9,547 Views 11 Comments

It is expected that the incumbent will form a minority government.

# elections - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack
# Hungary
# Hungary

Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack

Sep 19th 2021, 11:25 AM 16,197 Views 28 Comments

Voting in the primary elections to find a candidate to challenge Orban was suspended on Saturday.

# elections - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years

Aug 1st 2021, 6:31 PM 8,883 Views 7 Comments

The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.

# elections - Friday 9 July, 2021

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 11:52 AM 19,263 Views 87 Comments

Caitriona Gleeson of Women for Election says Ireland’s record of women entering politics is a matter of concern but this by-election is a step forward.

# elections - Monday 28 June, 2021

Le Pen's French far-right beaten in regional elections – exit polls
# France
# France

Le Pen's French far-right beaten in regional elections – exit polls

Jun 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,353 Views 26 Comments

The voting was being closely scrutinised as a litmus test of whether the anti-immigration National Rally was gaining in acceptability.

# elections - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

German far-right party predicted to make gains in regional election
# Germany
# Germany

German far-right party predicted to make gains in regional election

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:21 AM 14,680 Views 60 Comments

Surveys have the AfD neck-and-neck with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU.

# elections - Monday 3 May, 2021

Indian prime minister’s party takes electoral hit amid Covid-19 surge
# India
# India

Indian prime minister’s party takes electoral hit amid Covid-19 surge

May 3rd 2021, 7:25 AM 23,188 Views 7 Comments

Modi stands weakened but faces no threats to staying on as the country’s leader until his term ends in 2024.

# elections - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job
# Elections
From The42
# Elections

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job

Mar 3rd 2021, 10:48 AM 7,637 Views 8 Comments

The 38-year-old says he is ‘happy’ as Arsenal manager, amid speculation that Barca presidential candidate Joan Laporta wants him to return to the Catalan giants.

# elections - Friday 8 January, 2021

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced

Jan 8th 2021, 1:25 PM 9,811 Views 15 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien described the proposed bill as the “most significant development for our electoral system in decades”.

# elections - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference
# GRA
# GRA

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference

Dec 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 48,417 Views 23 Comments

Members vented their frustration during the conference.

# elections - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections
# Cairo
# Cairo

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

Oct 24th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,638 Views 3 Comments

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
# Protests
# Protests

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 16,518 Views 6 Comments

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
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

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

Aug 10th 2020, 9:52 PM 17,140 Views 11 Comments

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

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Aug 10th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,936 Views 4 Comments

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
# China
# China

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

Jul 31st 2020, 1:25 PM 8,619 Views 11 Comments

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
# China
# China

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Jul 30th 2020, 10:41 AM 14,032 Views 23 Comments

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
# Elections
# Elections

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

May 21st 2020, 6:58 AM 30,206 Views 58 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 231,429 Views 167 Comments

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
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

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

Feb 4th 2020, 7:14 AM 5,748 Views 17 Comments

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
# Finally
# Finally

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

Dec 30th 2019, 11:40 AM 6,681 Views 9 Comments

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
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

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

Dec 9th 2019, 6:40 AM 12,093 Views 7 Comments

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
# Election Posters
# Election Posters

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 10,103 Views 21 Comments

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
# Damien English
# Damien English

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

Nov 24th 2019, 4:24 PM 15,115 Views 41 Comments

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
# Classified
# Classified

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

Sep 26th 2019, 2:38 PM 18,131 Views 50 Comments

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
# Israel
# Israel

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

Sep 19th 2019, 8:58 AM 8,138 Views 45 Comments

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

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