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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Elections

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# Upper House
Averil Power loses out to Lynn Ruane in battle for Seanad seat
There’ll be plenty of familiar faces in the upper house.
# lucinda in the sky
Twitter has come up with some gas alternative #ElectionBands
Bucks Fizscal.
# Kids Talk
Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids
Tough questions on the campaign trail.
# GE16
Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?
It’s on.
# it starts here
Iowa's extremely confusing system for picking White House hopefuls, explained
After months of controversy and debate, the race for the White House starts for real today.
# clear as mud
Spain's election result could well be harbinger of things to come for Ireland
The traditional two-party system took a bit of a hit and the make up of the next government is looking unclear.
# Small step forward
Women allowed vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time in historic elections
In a country where they can’t drive or walk alone in public, Saudi women will be allowed to vote this weekend.
# surprise
Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece
Alexis Tsipras has announced the vote will take place in September.
Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?
Elections – like referendums – are determined by the undecided.
# No vote
This election candidate got ZERO votes
He says he definitely voted for himself.
# accusations
This article on female politicians was "misrepresented" - not sexist, says paper
It also focused on the posters of five male politicians.
# elections made easy
Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you
Smartvote to the rescue.
# Interview
Enda Kenny says more tax cuts are on the way
He also ruled out going into coalition with Fianna Fáil or Sinn Féin.
# Syriza
The boyish Prime Minister out to restore Greece's luck
Who is Alexis Tsipra?
# Explainer
Who are Syriza?
Are they as radical as is claimed?
# on a debt plane
One Irish TD is travelling to Greece for a possible Syriza victory party
Paul Murphy says a Syriza win could provoke a ‘further radicalisation in Ireland’.
Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote
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.
# U-turn
Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.
# pub landlord
Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, is standing against Nigel Farage in the UK general election
And the internet is delighted.
# Eurozone
ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise
An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.
# pictorial yearly
Shufflin', celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures
There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# dissolved
Here's why Benjamin Netanyahu says he "can't lead" Israel right now
He’s called for early elections.
# sparrow
Someone named 'Captain Jack Sparrow' ran for election in the United States
Finally a candidate we can believe in.
# midterm elections
Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote
Democrats could lose Senate seats in as many as 10 states.
Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world
The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.
# Elections
You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays
There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.
# big spenders
Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it
Neither topped the spending charts though.
# the little town that couldnt
A Colorado town is suing all its voters after an incredibly messy election
The town of Montezuma has 61 voters, and 12 of them ran for mayor.
# this is dog
A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor
The 7-year-old will be sworn in on Saturday.
# Dublin
Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor
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…
# let's be diplomatic
We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan
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.
Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover
When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.
# Election 14
That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled
Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.
# Monaghan
The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.
# Elections
Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt's president-elect with 96.9% of votes
It comes almost a year after he overthrew elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.
# Fight Fight Fight
McDonald: 'You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?'
Enda Kenny said that Sinn Féin just want to promise free services and haven’t a notion how to pay for it.
# Fallout
Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections
The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.
# Women for Election
Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent
Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.