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#Elections

# elections - Monday 5 March, 2018

Populist leaders battle to govern Italy after left collapses as leader resigns
# First Pasta Post
# First Pasta Post

Populist leaders battle to govern Italy after left collapses as leader resigns

Mar 5th 2018, 8:15 PM 30,554 Views 114 Comments

The leader of the ruling centre-left party resigned with a warning about a “wind of extremism”.

# elections - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Italians go to the polls today in an election which is too close to call
# Elections
# Elections

Italians go to the polls today in an election which is too close to call

Mar 4th 2018, 8:34 AM 9,508 Views 24 Comments

The result should be known tomorrow morning.

# elections - Saturday 17 February, 2018

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory
# Russian Election
# Russian Election

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory

Feb 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 11,154 Views 83 Comments

It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.

# elections - Thursday 25 January, 2018

How will Ireland handle social media in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
# Elections
# Elections

How will Ireland handle social media in the Eighth Amendment referendum?

Jan 25th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,552 Views 121 Comments

The spread of mis or disinformation around referendums on social media could harm our democracy, writes Gavin Sheridan.

# elections - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland have directly elected mayors?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have directly elected mayors?

Dec 27th 2017, 9:30 AM 16,348 Views 63 Comments

In addition to the referendum on abortion next year, Ireland will vote on three other referendums.

# elections - Friday 22 December, 2017

Watch: Boris Johnson just had a very tense press conference with his Russian counterpart
# Diplomacy 101
# Diplomacy 101

Watch: Boris Johnson just had a very tense press conference with his Russian counterpart

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:43 PM 12,431 Views 35 Comments

Johnson challenged Sergey Lavrov on Russian interference in British elections.

# elections - Monday 25 September, 2017

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough
# Afd
# Afd

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough

Sep 25th 2017, 12:35 PM 27,041 Views 119 Comments

Citing “dissent” with more hardline colleagues, Petry dropped her bombshell at a morning party press conference.

# elections - Friday 1 September, 2017

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void
# Gross Irregularities
# Gross Irregularities

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void

Sep 1st 2017, 2:57 PM 6,835 Views 5 Comments

President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a widely criticised election last month.

# elections - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election
# The Fix
# The Fix

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election

Aug 6th 2017, 10:00 AM 4,760 Views 3 Comments

Recent elections in the African nation have been beset by claims of vote-rigging and intimidation.

# elections - Friday 21 July, 2017

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences
# SIPO
# SIPO

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

Jul 21st 2017, 6:22 PM 8,117 Views 11 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission gave the details in its annual report, published today.

# elections - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election

Jun 7th 2017, 6:30 PM 14,089 Views 62 Comments

Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.

# elections - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Macron promises 'revolution' as he unveils gender equal list of political outsiders
# Young Pretenders
# Young Pretenders

Macron promises 'revolution' as he unveils gender equal list of political outsiders

May 11th 2017, 8:40 PM 9,900 Views 21 Comments

“We aim to build a majority for change,” the president-elect said.

# elections - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'The Taoiseach is too slow and too mesmerised': Gerry Adams calls for Brexit clarity
# Clear As Mud
# Clear As Mud

'The Taoiseach is too slow and too mesmerised': Gerry Adams calls for Brexit clarity

Mar 11th 2017, 1:58 PM 10,521 Views 36 Comments

Gerry Adams also accused the British government of threatening Sinn Féin with the prospect of another election.

# elections - Monday 6 March, 2017

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande
# Standing Firm
# Standing Firm

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande

Mar 6th 2017, 12:16 PM 6,636 Views 29 Comments

Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.

# elections - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings
# No Longer Immune
# No Longer Immune

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

Mar 2nd 2017, 1:57 PM 16,004 Views 71 Comments

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

# 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 15,148 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 21,739 Views 58 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 16,993 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 14,002 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 8,384 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 60,118 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 7,357 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 13,686 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 11,026 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 7,564 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 319 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 18,208 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 21,866 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 14,993 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 8,675 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 15,286 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 37,122 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 17,441 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 9,766 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 71,920 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 4,237 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 12,438 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 61,344 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 17,380 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 13,804 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.