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#Elections

# elections - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency
# Election
# Election

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency

Jun 15th 2013, 7:01 PM 5,618 Views 22 Comments

Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.

# elections - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation

Jun 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 426 Views 35 Comments

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

# elections - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Proposals to overhaul Ireland’s councils criticised by... Ireland’s councils
# Councils
# Councils

Proposals to overhaul Ireland’s councils criticised by... Ireland’s councils

May 30th 2013, 9:58 PM 14,362 Views 28 Comments

The Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland says the revised boundaries could leave rural areas without councillors.

Here are the new boundaries for next year's local elections
# Electorama
# Electorama

Here are the new boundaries for next year's local elections

May 30th 2013, 5:13 PM 53,318 Views 39 Comments

The report of the boundary committee, the biggest overhaul of councils in decades, has been published this evening.

# elections - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

MEPs want US-style presidential campaigns at next European elections
# Euro 2014
# Euro 2014

MEPs want US-style presidential campaigns at next European elections

May 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,330 Views 25 Comments

Each political party will be asked to reveal its candidate to lead the European Commission, who will run an EU-wide campaign.

# elections - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options
# Get Out The Vote
# Get Out The Vote

Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options

May 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,457 Views 35 Comments

The Constitutional Convention has agreed that changes to Dáil elections might also include an entirely new electoral system.

# elections - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Casual snaps show Charles de Gaulle's Irish holiday after resignation
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Casual snaps show Charles de Gaulle's Irish holiday after resignation

May 19th 2013, 6:30 PM 19,151 Views 7 Comments

Following his resignation in 1969, the French President sought solace in a “quiet holiday” touring Ireland.

Would you like to become an international elections observer?
# International Elections
# International Elections

Would you like to become an international elections observer?

May 19th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,084 Views 4 Comments

Who are they and what do they do? TheJournal.ie looks at Ireland’s role in international elections.

# elections - Sunday 12 May, 2013

The EU's poorest country is voting in a snap general election today
# Bulgaria
# Bulgaria

The EU's poorest country is voting in a snap general election today

May 12th 2013, 10:42 AM 9,102 Views 10 Comments

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.

14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections

May 12th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,499 Views 1 Comment

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.

# elections - Saturday 11 May, 2013

11 dead in Karachi bomb blast as voting takes place in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

11 dead in Karachi bomb blast as voting takes place in Pakistan

May 11th 2013, 9:18 AM 3,630 Views 5 Comments

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.

# elections - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Apr 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 64 Views 26 Comments

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.

# elections - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike

Apr 20th 2013, 2:28 PM 3,693 Views 42 Comments

14 election candidates have been killed since campaigning began.

# elections - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one

Apr 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 619 Views 50 Comments

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.

# elections - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?

Apr 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 218 Views 170 Comments

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.

# elections - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Two dead in western Kenya riots: police
# Protests
# Protests

Two dead in western Kenya riots: police

Mar 31st 2013, 9:30 AM 2,663 Views 1 Comment

Protests erupted in western Kenya yesterday after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the country’s presidential elections.

# elections - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Italian president buys time in political deadlock
# Italy
# Italy

Italian president buys time in political deadlock

Mar 30th 2013, 5:17 PM 2,690 Views 1 Comment

Napolitano says he will not resign.

# elections - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections

Mar 14th 2013, 9:44 AM 4,363 Views 42 Comments

The MEP said it was a good time to allow new candidates to emerge.

# elections - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears

Feb 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 15 Views 4 Comments

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.

# elections - Friday 22 February, 2013

Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election
# Vote
# Vote

Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election

Feb 22nd 2013, 11:54 AM 2,976 Views 4 Comments

Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.

# elections - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Big win for centrists in poll upset, but Netanyahu still likely to lead Israel
# Israel
# Israel

Big win for centrists in poll upset, but Netanyahu still likely to lead Israel

Jan 23rd 2013, 10:38 AM 2,767 Views 56 Comments

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.

# elections - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months

Dec 26th 2012, 11:59 AM 2,255 Views 2 Comments

The referendum on the constitution passed earlier this week with a low turnout doing little to assuage the fears of the opposition.

# elections - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Mario Monti says he is ready to lead Italy again
# Elections
# Elections

Mario Monti says he is ready to lead Italy again

Dec 23rd 2012, 2:36 PM 3,351 Views 12 Comments

Italy’s somewhat complex system means he cannot be on the ballot paper though.

# elections - Monday 26 November, 2012

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?

Nov 26th 2012, 9:34 AM 10,999 Views 140 Comments

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?

# elections - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Shevchenko’s political career seems doomed to failure
# Ouch
From The42
# Ouch

Shevchenko’s political career seems doomed to failure

Oct 28th 2012, 11:00 PM 2,098 Views 0 Comments

The early results from Sunday’s election make Sheva’s ill-fated spell at Chelsea look like a roaring success.

# elections - Friday 26 October, 2012

Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys

Oct 26th 2012, 1:06 PM 38 Views 18 Comments

The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

# elections - Saturday 20 October, 2012

West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years
# Palestine
# Palestine

West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years

Oct 20th 2012, 4:20 PM 2,672 Views 30 Comments

About 25 per cent of the candidates in the local elections are women. The ballot are being boycotted by Hamas.

# elections - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Bosnian mayoral candidate uses porn to gain web attention
# Every Little Helps
From The Daily Edge
# Every Little Helps

Bosnian mayoral candidate uses porn to gain web attention

Sep 18th 2012, 7:17 AM 7,421 Views 9 Comments

Mirad Hadziahmetovic isn’t expected to win the election in Zenica, Bosnia – but wants people to vote for him based on his PR strategy.

# elections - Saturday 28 July, 2012

100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable
# US
# US

100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable

Jul 28th 2012, 5:57 PM 3,888 Views 67 Comments

President Barack Obama appears to have a slight edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney – but issue of the economy continues to curb his popularity.

# elections - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections
# Libya
# Libya

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections

Jul 18th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,135 Views 4 Comments

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.

# elections - Monday 16 July, 2012

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
# Italy
# Italy

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?

Jul 16th 2012, 2:30 PM 2,859 Views 11 Comments

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.

# elections - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years
# Libya
# Libya

Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years

Jul 7th 2012, 10:22 AM 1,355 Views 5 Comments

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 - Friday 29 June, 2012

New mayor for South Dublin County
# Elections
# Elections

New mayor for South Dublin County

Jun 29th 2012, 8:28 PM 6,851 Views 58 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?

Jun 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 27 Views 20 Comments

The answer is surprisingly few. Niamh Gallagher explains why she’s working to encourage everyday women to run for office.

# elections - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish

Jun 23rd 2012, 1:00 PM 90 Views 13 Comments

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…

# elections - Friday 22 June, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends
# Voting
# Voting

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,673 Views 36 Comments

Alan Farrell wants polling days to be held on Saturdays or Sundays in order to prevent school disruptions and allow for more people to vote.

# elections - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Egypt: Officials delay announcing election winner
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Officials delay announcing election winner

Jun 21st 2012, 8:26 AM 1,177 Views 0 Comments

Political tensions have been sent soaring in Egypt as officials postpone declaring the winner of the country’s first new presidential elections in three decades.

# elections - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Greek pro-bailout parties claim knife-edge elections
# Greece
# Greece

Greek pro-bailout parties claim knife-edge elections

Jun 17th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,949 Views 69 Comments

The eurozone breathes a sigh of relief.

# elections - Monday 11 June, 2012

France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority
# French Elections
# French Elections

France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority

Jun 11th 2012, 8:50 AM 841 Views 12 Comments

President Francois Hollande’s parliamentary majority will give him the opportunity to push through budget and tax reforms, and to move away from austerity towards growth.

# elections - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Ireland's French population voting for their own MP in new parliament
# Elections
# Elections

Ireland's French population voting for their own MP in new parliament

Jun 3rd 2012, 4:11 PM 3,345 Views 21 Comments

The French parliamentary election includes 11 new expatriate constituencies – with voting beginning this weekend.