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#Elections

# elections - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal
# Elections
# Elections

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Feb 22nd 2017, 11:04 PM 15,134 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.

# elections - Saturday 18 February, 2017

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda
# 2015 Called
# 2015 Called

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda

Feb 18th 2017, 7:30 AM 21,713 Views 57 Comments

The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.

# elections - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election
# Va Va Vote
# Va Va Vote

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election

Feb 12th 2017, 9:00 PM 16,973 Views 71 Comments

The world is watching for the next Brexit or Trump, but will it happen?

# elections - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections
# Reversal
From The42
# Reversal

OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections

Feb 1st 2017, 10:55 AM 13,970 Views 24 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland elections have traditionally been open to the press.

# elections - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)
# YAHYA Jammeh
# YAHYA Jammeh

Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)

Jan 21st 2017, 8:00 AM 8,370 Views 8 Comments

Yahya Jammeh, who had until last night refused to accept his losing result in last month’s election, has led the west African nation since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago.

# elections - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election
# Breaking
# Breaking

Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election

Jan 19th 2017, 5:59 PM 60,103 Views 150 Comments

The outgoing Deputy First Minister said he was not “physically able” to continue in his current role.

# elections - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote
# Powerful Motivator
# Powerful Motivator

Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote

Jan 18th 2017, 2:29 PM 7,346 Views 11 Comments

Mishi Mboko said it was the best bet for beating the current government at the polls.

# elections - Monday 16 January, 2017

The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election
# Collapse
# Collapse

The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election

Jan 16th 2017, 12:25 PM 13,655 Views 70 Comments

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will have no choice but name a date for elections later today.

# elections - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump

Jan 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,949 Views 38 Comments

When asked about Trump’s comments in the Dáil in May, Kenny described the comments as both “racist and dangerous”.

# elections - Friday 30 December, 2016

Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers
# Super Prime Numbers
# Super Prime Numbers

Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers

Dec 30th 2016, 7:00 PM 7,542 Views 3 Comments

From celebrity deaths, to centenary commemorations – 2016 was certainly a year to remember (or forget).

# elections - Saturday 12 November, 2016

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"
# Opinion
# Opinion

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"

Nov 12th 2016, 7:30 PM 290 Views 105 Comments

Now that the first shock has abated, TheJournal.ie columnist Larry Donnelly ponders on a world post-Trump victory.

# elections - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Building a giant wall, protecting gun owners and stopping immigration - here are the policies that got Trump elected
# President Trump
# President Trump

Building a giant wall, protecting gun owners and stopping immigration - here are the policies that got Trump elected

Nov 9th 2016, 2:33 PM 18,040 Views 80 Comments

The president-elect’s vague policy proposals resonated with a lot of voters.

# elections - Monday 4 July, 2016

Australian Prime Minister told to quit after "Brexiting" himself
# Speak Strewth To Power
# Speak Strewth To Power

Australian Prime Minister told to quit after "Brexiting" himself

Jul 4th 2016, 8:59 AM 21,851 Views 17 Comments

“He has taken this nation to an election on the basis of stability; he has delivered instability.”

# elections - Sunday 3 July, 2016

All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government
# Coalition
# Coalition

All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government

Jul 3rd 2016, 12:19 PM 14,969 Views 14 Comments

There could be a hung parliament thanks to how citizens chose to vote.

# elections - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Election count underway in Australia with top parties neck and neck
# Too Close To Call
# Too Close To Call

Election count underway in Australia with top parties neck and neck

Jul 2nd 2016, 1:46 PM 8,637 Views 10 Comments

Leaders of the major parties have each promised to bring stability to a government long mired in chaos.

# elections - Monday 27 June, 2016

Spain's conservatives have scored a big election victory in the wake of Brexit
# Spain
# Spain

Spain's conservatives have scored a big election victory in the wake of Brexit

Jun 27th 2016, 7:45 AM 15,270 Views 12 Comments

The Popular Party (PP) increased its number of seats in the second election in six months.

# elections - Friday 6 May, 2016

London elects its first Muslim mayor
# UK Elections
# UK Elections

London elects its first Muslim mayor

May 6th 2016, 9:07 PM 37,101 Views 61 Comments

Vote-counting was taking place across Britain and Northern Ireland today.

# elections - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on
# Jewish State
# Jewish State

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on

Apr 30th 2016, 2:58 PM 17,386 Views 233 Comments

Ken Livingstone apologised for loads of things but not for involving the Nazi leader.

Think our politicians are bad at deal-making? There's a fresh election in Spain
# Four Months Later
# Four Months Later

Think our politicians are bad at deal-making? There's a fresh election in Spain

Apr 30th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,754 Views 19 Comments

There’s not much enthusiasm for the new vote – but it may bring an end to the political limbo.

# elections - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Averil Power loses out to Lynn Ruane in battle for Seanad seat
# Upper House
# Upper House

Averil Power loses out to Lynn Ruane in battle for Seanad seat

Apr 27th 2016, 8:55 PM 71,895 Views 111 Comments

There’ll be plenty of familiar faces in the upper house.

# elections - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Twitter has come up with some gas alternative #ElectionBands
# Lucinda In The Sky
From The Daily Edge
# Lucinda In The Sky

Twitter has come up with some gas alternative #ElectionBands

Feb 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 4,229 Views 2 Comments

Bucks Fizscal.

# elections - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids
# Kids Talk
# Kids Talk

Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids

Feb 11th 2016, 7:30 PM 12,408 Views 8 Comments

Tough questions on the campaign trail.

# elections - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?
# GE16
# GE16

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?

Feb 3rd 2016, 10:02 AM 61,316 Views 289 Comments

It’s on.

# elections - Monday 1 February, 2016

Iowa's extremely confusing system for picking White House hopefuls, explained
# It Starts Here
# It Starts Here

Iowa's extremely confusing system for picking White House hopefuls, explained

Feb 1st 2016, 6:10 AM 17,367 Views 24 Comments

After months of controversy and debate, the race for the White House starts for real today.

# elections - Monday 21 December, 2015

Spain's election result could well be harbinger of things to come for Ireland
# Clear As Mud
# Clear As Mud

Spain's election result could well be harbinger of things to come for Ireland

Dec 21st 2015, 7:41 AM 13,795 Views 48 Comments

The traditional two-party system took a bit of a hit and the make up of the next government is looking unclear.

# elections - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Women allowed vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time in historic elections
# Small Step Forward
# Small Step Forward

Women allowed vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time in historic elections

Dec 12th 2015, 7:15 AM 11,522 Views 47 Comments

In a country where they can’t drive or walk alone in public, Saudi women will be allowed to vote this weekend.

# elections - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece
# Surprise
# Surprise

Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece

Aug 20th 2015, 11:44 PM 75,646 Views 231 Comments

Alexis Tsipras has announced the vote will take place in September.

# elections - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?

May 31st 2015, 6:30 PM 1,111 Views 82 Comments

Elections – like referendums – are determined by the undecided.

# elections - Monday 18 May, 2015

This election candidate got ZERO votes
# No Vote
# No Vote

This election candidate got ZERO votes

May 18th 2015, 9:38 AM 22,009 Views 44 Comments

He says he definitely voted for himself.

# elections - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This article on female politicians was "misrepresented" - not sexist, says paper
# Accusations
# Accusations

This article on female politicians was "misrepresented" - not sexist, says paper

Apr 30th 2015, 7:35 PM 10,639 Views 24 Comments

It also focused on the posters of five male politicians.

# elections - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you
# Elections Made Easy
# Elections Made Easy

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you

Mar 22nd 2015, 4:30 PM 19,962 Views 45 Comments

Smartvote to the rescue.

# elections - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Enda Kenny says more tax cuts are on the way
# Interview
# Interview

Enda Kenny says more tax cuts are on the way

Feb 1st 2015, 1:58 PM 23,058 Views 188 Comments

He also ruled out going into coalition with Fianna Fáil or Sinn Féin.

# elections - Monday 26 January, 2015

The boyish Prime Minister out to restore Greece's luck
# Syriza
# Syriza

The boyish Prime Minister out to restore Greece's luck

Jan 26th 2015, 10:35 PM 10,108 Views 54 Comments

Who is Alexis Tsipra?

Who are Syriza?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Who are Syriza?

Jan 26th 2015, 7:06 AM 26,346 Views 69 Comments

Are they as radical as is claimed?

# elections - Saturday 24 January, 2015

One Irish TD is travelling to Greece for a possible Syriza victory party
# On A Debt Plane
# On A Debt Plane

One Irish TD is travelling to Greece for a possible Syriza victory party

Jan 24th 2015, 11:25 AM 16,189 Views 156 Comments

Paul Murphy says a Syriza win could provoke a ‘further radicalisation in Ireland’.

# elections - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote
# Austerity
# Austerity

Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote

Jan 20th 2015, 6:00 PM 12 Views 15 Comments

2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.

# elections - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
# U-turn
# U-turn

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum

Jan 15th 2015, 6:28 PM 16,585 Views 95 Comments

The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.

# elections - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, is standing against Nigel Farage in the UK general election
# Pub Landlord
From The Daily Edge
# Pub Landlord

Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, is standing against Nigel Farage in the UK general election

Jan 14th 2015, 5:59 PM 17,205 Views 22 Comments

And the internet is delighted.

# elections - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise

Dec 31st 2014, 9:23 AM 10,264 Views 128 Comments

An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.

# elections - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Shufflin', celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures
# Pictorial Yearly
# Pictorial Yearly

Shufflin', celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures

Dec 30th 2014, 6:00 PM 6,215 Views 3 Comments

There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.