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# Elections

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# wikileaks party
Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy
The Wikileaks founder said a victory for his candidates would be like putting the country’s best investigative journalists in the Australian Senate.
Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen
There is a breakdown in communication between the citizen and their elected representatives when, ironically, our representatives are arguably more contactable now than they have ever been before, writes Sarah O’Neill.
# Elections
Luxembourg PM Juncker resigns in spy scandal
A fixture on the European scene during the financial crisis, Juncker recently faced Luxembourg’s first confidence vote in 150 years.
# Labour Party
Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government'
Speaking at the Tom Johnson Summer School in Cork, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says as a partner in government there are things they have not yet achieved, but there have been achievements.
# Iran
US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program
The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.
# Election
Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency
Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.
Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation
Politicians are too busy trying to point-score with the electorate on social issue to address the real danger to our way of life – our tanking economy. A new party, focused on economic policy, is vital for Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna
# councils
Proposals to overhaul Ireland’s councils criticised by... Ireland’s councils
The Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland says the revised boundaries could leave rural areas without councillors.
# Electorama
Here are the new boundaries for next year's local elections
The report of the boundary committee, the biggest overhaul of councils in decades, has been published this evening.
# Euro 2014
MEPs want US-style presidential campaigns at next European elections
Each political party will be asked to reveal its candidate to lead the European Commission, who will run an EU-wide campaign.
# Get out the vote
Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options
The Constitutional Convention has agreed that changes to Dáil elections might also include an entirely new electoral system.
# In Pictures
Casual snaps show Charles de Gaulle's Irish holiday after resignation
Following his resignation in 1969, the French President sought solace in a “quiet holiday” touring Ireland.
# International Elections
Would you like to become an international elections observer?
Who are they and what do they do? looks at Ireland’s role in international elections.
# Bulgaria
The EU's poorest country is voting in a snap general election today
A snap general election is likely to see the ruling GERB party win the most votes but with no overall majority a hung parliament is likely.
# Pakistan
14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections
Nawaz Sharif’s party is set to dominate Pakistan’s assembly but it will have no overall majority following a campaign dominated by the economy and US policy in the region.
# Pakistan
11 dead in Karachi bomb blast as voting takes place in Pakistan
More than 86 million people are eligible to vote as the elections marks the first transition from one civilian government to another in the country’s 66 year history.
Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?
Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.
# Iraq
Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike
14 election candidates have been killed since campaigning began.
Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one
Margaret Thatcher normalised female success, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy that women were unsuited to the pursuit of power, but mechanisms, such as electoral gender quotas would have been anathema to her, writes Margaret O’Keefe.
Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?
The Irish electorate is both a strange beast and an angry and vengeful one at the moment, writes Gary Murphy, who says while the people might be punishing Labour, it will not herald a new political force.
# Protests
Two dead in western Kenya riots: police
Protests erupted in western Kenya yesterday after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the country’s presidential elections.
# Italy
Italian president buys time in political deadlock
Napolitano says he will not resign.
# Fine Gael
Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections
The MEP said it was a good time to allow new candidates to emerge.
Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears
Five years ago, over 500,000 people were displaced and more than 1,500 killed in post-election violence in Kenya. Now, NGOs are working to manage humanitarian situation ahead of the country’s next election this Monday, writes Ivy Ndiewo.
# Vote
Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election
Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.
# Israel
Big win for centrists in poll upset, but Netanyahu still likely to lead Israel
The 120-seat Israeli parliament, the Knesset, is now evenly divided between right wing and centre-left parties but Netanyahu is expected to negotiate a coalition and third term as prime minister.
# Egypt
Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months
The referendum on the constitution passed earlier this week with a low turnout doing little to assuage the fears of the opposition.
# Elections
Mario Monti says he is ready to lead Italy again
Italy’s somewhat complex system means he cannot be on the ballot paper though.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?
The dramatic surge in emigration from Ireland in recent years means that voting rights for Irish people living abroad has become a major issue. What do you think – should emigrants be allowed vote?
# Ouch
Shevchenko’s political career seems doomed to failure
The early results from Sunday’s election make Sheva’s ill-fated spell at Chelsea look like a roaring success.
Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys
The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.
# Palestine
West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years
About 25 per cent of the candidates in the local elections are women. The ballot are being boycotted by Hamas.
# Every Little Helps
Bosnian mayoral candidate uses porn to gain web attention
Mirad Hadziahmetovic isn’t expected to win the election in Zenica, Bosnia – but wants people to vote for him based on his PR strategy.
# US
100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable
President Barack Obama appears to have a slight edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney – but issue of the economy continues to curb his popularity.
# Libya
Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections
The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.
# Italy
Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.
# Libya
Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years
The elections are the first to be held since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi but there are fears that violence could disrupt the voting.
# Elections
New mayor for South Dublin County
Sinn Féin has hailed the election as a marker of the party’s surging popularity and grwoth.
Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?
The answer is surprisingly few. Niamh Gallagher explains why she’s working to encourage everyday women to run for office.
Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish
Mark Boyle, an Irishman in Japan, says his home country and his adopted one have polar attitudes to government – and neither have been served well by their approach…