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# Elections

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Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections
Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.
Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.
Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory
Liberia’s opposition reject the results of last week’s first-round election, in which incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf topped the poll.
Column: I’m running for the Polish elections… from Ireland
Dublin-dweller Sebastian Widel is hoping Ireland’s Polish community will elect him to parliament in Warsaw. Here he explains why all emigrants should be able to vote…
Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again?
Micheál Martin outlined the challenges facing the decimated Fianna Fáil party this past weekend but said the party will regroup and renew its strength. Do you think FF will still be around in ten years’ time?
No interview slot for David Norris on tonight's Late Late Show
The Presidential debate on RTE1 tonight consists of short interviews with candidates, followed by debate among all seven – but Norris already had his Late Late interview.
Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections
A set of council elections is the last to be held before new rules come in that allow women to run for office for the first time.
Heavy security in Bahrain for parliament elections
As demonstrations continue, security forces in Bahrain have blocked demonstrators on their march toward Pearl roundabout.
Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights
The Labour Party presidential candidate says he believes emigrants should be able to vote in Irish elections for up to ten years after leaving the country.
Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?
Michael D Higgins has suggested that people who emigrate should keep their voting rights. What do you think?
Norris: Who's supporting him now?
Senator David Norris and his remaining campaigners say his bid for the Presidency continues – but many of those who were to nominate him are staying quiet this evening.
Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past
The presidential election, along with three referenda, will be held on Thursday 27 October. There have been calls for weekend votes in the past, to facilitate voters returning to their constituencies.
NATO bombs Gaddafi's compound while son says elections are possible
Colonel Gaddafi’s son says his father will not seek exile outside Libya, but that elections under international supervision within three months could offer a way out.
Voting begins in Spanish elections as protests continue
Tens of thousands of people protesting against Spain’s soaring unemployment rate have defied a ban on political protests ahead of the country’s regional elections.
Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated
Alassane Ouattara was elected in November, but outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede power. Six months of bloody fighting ensued, leaving hundreds dead.
Berlusconi "surprised and sad" at poor performance in local elections
The PDL bloc performs poorly, with the incumbent mayor of Milan forced into second place and a run-off election.
Palestinians postpone local elections
The decision is part of a reconciliation process between the Fatah movement and Islamic militant group Hamas.
DUP and Sinn Féin in command as North's 'shambolic' assembly count resumes
There have been widespread delays in counting across the region with less than half of the assembly’s seats filled so far.
Counting underway in fourth elections to Stormont Assembly
The DUP and Sinn Féin are expected to remain the biggest parties in Stormont – with a minor chance of Sinn Féin coming out on top.
Polls open across UK for local elections and electoral referendum
Elections will be held in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England but the main talking point is a referendum on reforming the UK parliamentary voting system.
Varadkar's team remove '10,000 cable ties' abandoned after election
Tourism minister Leo Varadkar says he and his team have removed thousands of ties abandoned after removing election posters.
Haitian pop singer officially declared president
Michel Martelly has called on the Haitian people to unite and work together, but local media reports that violence has broken out in several cities.
Jonathan appeals for calm after being declared Nigerian winner
Re-elected president Goodluck Jonathan asks citizens to find common ground, after riots break out over his victory.
Riots break out in Nigeria over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan's likely election success
Opposition supporters in the north reportedly firing guns and setting fire to houses after early results suggest Jonathan will top the polls.
Voting underway in Nigerian elections amid bombing
Polling gets underway despite a bomb attack that killed eight people in Niger state on Friday.
In photos: Haitians react to presidential poll
Fears of further post-election violence prove unfounded as preliminary results show popular singer Michel Martelly takes two-thirds of vote.
Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers
Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.
Counting underway after second round presidential election in Haiti
Police say two people were shot dead in separate political clashes, but otherwise voting passed off peacefully yesterday.
Haitians head to the polls in presidential run-off
Appeals for calm as electorate cast votes in the second round of presidential election.
Wyclef Jean shot and injured in Haiti
Former presidential hopeful was shot in the hand while in Delmas, Haiti, yesterday.
Ivory Coast families trapped in church without food, water: UNHCR
UN refugee agency receiving increasing reports of violence and death amid the political uncertainty in Ivory Coast.
In photos: Burma takes to the polls on election day
Allegations of election fraud and intimidation as Burma closes polls on first national election in 20 years. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi boycotted the vote, leading others to follow suit.
Thanks but no thanks: Bruton and Dunphy both rebuff FG
Former Taoiseach John Bruton has no interest in the presidency, while Eamon Dunphy turned down TWO by-election offers.
Eamon Dunphy tears into Norris presidential ambitions
“The last thing we need for our Presidency is to have this clown in office,” says the outspoken pundit.
Miriam rules out run for Presidency in 2011
The broadcaster dismisses the story as the internet is divided over President O’Callaghan. What do you think?
Rwandan re-elects president with 93% approval
Paul Kigame retains power with landslide victory.