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#Elections

# 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 75,667 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 1,156 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 22,042 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 10,658 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 19,987 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 23,067 Views 189 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 10,116 Views 54 Comments

Who is Alexis Tsipra?

Who are Syriza?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Who are Syriza?

Jan 26th 2015, 7:06 AM 26,366 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 16,196 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 21 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 16,612 Views 98 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 17,214 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 10,279 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 6,224 Views 3 Comments

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

# elections - Monday 29 December, 2014

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Dec 29th 2014, 1:13 PM 7,497 Views 3 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# elections - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Here's why Benjamin Netanyahu says he "can't lead" Israel right now
# Dissolved
# Dissolved

Here's why Benjamin Netanyahu says he "can't lead" Israel right now

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:48 AM 8,224 Views 47 Comments

He’s called for early elections.

# elections - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Someone named 'Captain Jack Sparrow' ran for election in the United States
# Sparrow
From The Daily Edge
# Sparrow

Someone named 'Captain Jack Sparrow' ran for election in the United States

Nov 5th 2014, 10:00 AM 1,073 Views 1 Comment

Finally a candidate we can believe in.

# elections - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote
# Midterm Elections
# Midterm Elections

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote

Nov 4th 2014, 10:55 PM 4,412 Views 5 Comments

Democrats could lose Senate seats in as many as 10 states.

# elections - Monday 20 October, 2014

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world
# USA
# USA

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world

Oct 20th 2014, 10:30 PM 113 Views 28 Comments

The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.

# elections - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays
# Elections
# Elections

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

Oct 1st 2014, 6:50 AM 6,280 Views 15 Comments

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# elections - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it
# Big Spenders
# Big Spenders

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it

Sep 15th 2014, 6:43 PM 5,279 Views 27 Comments

Neither topped the spending charts though.

# elections - Friday 15 August, 2014

A Colorado town is suing all its voters after an incredibly messy election
# The Little Town That Couldnt
# The Little Town That Couldnt

A Colorado town is suing all its voters after an incredibly messy election

Aug 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 19,170 Views 31 Comments

The town of Montezuma has 61 voters, and 12 of them ran for mayor.

# elections - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor
# This Is Dog
From The Daily Edge
# This Is Dog

A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor

Aug 13th 2014, 6:00 PM 16,081 Views 35 Comments

The 7-year-old will be sworn in on Saturday.

# elections - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor
# Dublin
# Dublin

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor

Jun 21st 2014, 4:00 PM 14,237 Views 21 Comments

Christy Burke’s been the headlines recently for his comments about the British royal family. He sat down at the Mansion House this week for a chat about his past, and his plans for the next 12 months…

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan
# Let's Be Diplomatic
# Let's Be Diplomatic

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Jun 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 4,153 Views 8 Comments

The current roster of election observers, drawn up in May of last year, includes about 200 people with previous experience of elections or public office.

# elections - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

Jun 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 4,047 Views 89 Comments

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

# elections - Sunday 8 June, 2014

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled
# Election 14
# Election 14

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Jun 8th 2014, 8:19 PM 16,059 Views 52 Comments

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Jun 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,561 Views 9 Comments

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# elections - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt's president-elect with 96.9% of votes
# Elections
# Elections

Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt's president-elect with 96.9% of votes

Jun 3rd 2014, 7:20 PM 6,220 Views 20 Comments

It comes almost a year after he overthrew elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

# elections - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

McDonald: 'You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?'
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

McDonald: 'You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?'

May 28th 2014, 1:52 PM 26,060 Views 240 Comments

Enda Kenny said that Sinn Féin just want to promise free services and haven’t a notion how to pay for it.

# elections - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections
# Fallout
# Fallout

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

May 27th 2014, 9:26 AM 4,925 Views 27 Comments

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent

May 27th 2014, 8:22 AM 8,832 Views 47 Comments

Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.

# elections - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 26th 2014, 10:55 PM 12,767 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Gilmore resigning, the elections and two bodies found in search of missing Dublin men.

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community
# Analysis
# Analysis

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community

May 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,829 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it was anger that led to his party’s poor performance over the weekend, but the problem is more fundamental than that.

# elections - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections

May 25th 2014, 8:45 PM 17,403 Views 39 Comments

It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?

May 25th 2014, 11:51 AM 11,849 Views 101 Comments

There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.

How does the government deal with the 'loud and clear'' message of the voters?
# Analysis
# Analysis

How does the government deal with the 'loud and clear'' message of the voters?

May 25th 2014, 11:20 AM 9,565 Views 97 Comments

Labour’s electoral “shellacking” and a far from impressive performance from Fine Gael means there is plenty for both parities to consider in the days and weeks ahead.

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS
# LE14
# LE14

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS

May 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,198 Views 11 Comments

As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.

# elections - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 24th 2014, 8:14 PM 10,332 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about the elections, an Irish man who drowned in Sydney and shootings in California and Brussels.