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# Elections

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Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation
The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury.
Eamonn Coghlan will contest the Dublin West by-election for Fine Gael
Coghlan will join the race (sorry) after being nominated tonight.
Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'
The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.
VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton
Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.
Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight
Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.
Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool
Now THAT is knitting skill.
Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India
It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.
'I try to say what I mean and mean what I say' - Ronan Mullen on faith, Europe and farming
Stepping out of the Seanad to run in a massive constituency, Ronan Mullen is aiming to take a seat in the European Parliament.
'It's always tough' - Pat The Cope Gallagher on re-election, Fianna Fáil and crossing the country
The veteran Fianna Fáil candidate is ready for a tough fight.
Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics
Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.
Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations
He said he was appalled at accusations he was involved in “gerrymandering” over the boundaries for the local elections.
‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class
Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.
Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections
The campaigner is fighting to be allowed run in upcoming elections, despite her bankruptcy.
Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country
We bet you can’t wait…
FG Ireland South candidate: 'If you’re in Bantry, Brussels or Bruges it’s the same.'
Fine Gael Senator Deidre Clune is facing a tough race against two of her party colleagues.
Tommy Bolger wins UL election after Wolf of Wall Street parody video
My name is Tommy Bolger…
North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.
In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.
Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South
Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.
Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'
In the first in a series of columns in the build-up to the local elections, The Secret Candidate takes credit for something they didn’t do.
Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?
And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?
Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend
The former Ukrainian Prime Minister was released from prison last week and will join two other political figures for the EPP conference.
Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South
The Wicklow TD will be added to the ticket later today.
Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket
Padraic Vallely said that the decision came down to “politics” and that he was “gutted”.
Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position
The independent MEP is taking big financial gamble that could leave her unemployed by the summer.
Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'
The Tánaiste and Labour leader has given a keynote address to delegates at the one-day conference in Meath today.
Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections
Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.
Here's definitive proof that Kenny 'Kenneth' Egan will be 'keeping it real'
If it’s on his campaign literature, then it must be true…
On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote
It’s not all establishment parties you know.
Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat
The former Labour MEP’s current Ireland East constituency is being abolished.
Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe
The junior minister will outline his intentions at a press conference in the morning.
One of these three people will be a Fianna Fáil election candidate by this evening
The party is selecting its candidate to run in Dublin ahead of May’s elections for the European Parliament.
'If it's a bullet to the head, it's a bullet to the head' says Ukrainian opposition leader
Ukrainian opposition leaders have issued an ultimatum to President Viktor Yanukovych after talks failure.
Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections
Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, has learned.
Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?
The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?
Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections
One of the candidates said he feels compelled, as a young person, to take action on issues in his local area.
Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job
John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.
Toronto 'crack mayor' Rob Ford files for re-election
Ford is as much as 8 per cent ahead of his nearest rival in opinion polls, despite admitting to having smoked crack cocaine.
Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win
Bachelet first held the office from 2006 – 2010.
Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.