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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.

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

Greek pro-bailout parties claim knife-edge elections

Jun 17th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,951 Views 69 Comments

The eurozone breathes a sigh of relief.

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.

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.

Brotherhood claims lead as Egypt vote count begins
# Egypt
# Egypt

Brotherhood claims lead as Egypt vote count begins

May 25th 2012, 9:54 AM 719 Views 2 Comments

None of the five prominent candidates are expected to win outright in the first round, with a run-off between the two leading contenders expected to be held June 16-17.

Egypt goes to the polls in first post-Mubarak election
# Democracy
# Democracy

Egypt goes to the polls in first post-Mubarak election

May 23rd 2012, 8:10 AM 547 Views 0 Comments

Millions of Egyptians have been queuing to vote today, less than two weeks before Mubarak is due to be sentenced.

Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned
# Acropolis Now?
# Acropolis Now?

Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned

May 15th 2012, 3:17 PM 1,823 Views 25 Comments

Talks to try and form a techocrat government are abandoned after a two-hour meeting of the five main leaders.

Greek crisis: Syriza out of talks, second election likely
# Greece
# Greece

Greek crisis: Syriza out of talks, second election likely

May 14th 2012, 7:28 AM 971 Views 16 Comments

The leader of the far left party will not take part in coalition talks today.

Merkel's party set for election defeat in Germany's most populous state
# Germany
# Germany

Merkel's party set for election defeat in Germany's most populous state

May 13th 2012, 10:59 AM 2,287 Views 18 Comments

There are 13.2 million voters in North Rhine-Westphalia – and most of them are set to back the Social Democrats and Greens.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Edge
# Daily Edge

The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 12th 2012, 7:49 PM 4,692 Views 1 Comment

In the Fix: Latest referendum poll, what’s going on in Greece, and surviving a robot uprising (video).

Election results a 'massive blow' to austerity, says Sinn Féin
# Referendum
# Referendum

Election results a 'massive blow' to austerity, says Sinn Féin

May 7th 2012, 5:15 PM 7,045 Views 178 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says French and Greek elections show people are signalling that austerity is not working.

Exit polls show far-right party set for Greek parliament
# Elections
# Elections

Exit polls show far-right party set for Greek parliament

May 6th 2012, 5:34 PM 4,320 Views 59 Comments

Golden Dawn is capitalising on protest votes as mainstream parties jostle for support.

Boris Johnson beats Ken Livingstone in London mayor battle
# Politics
# Politics

Boris Johnson beats Ken Livingstone in London mayor battle

May 5th 2012, 11:53 AM 1,654 Views 9 Comments

In an unexpectedly tight race, the Conservative politician won by 51.5 per cent of the vote to Livingstone’s 48.4 per cent.

Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma's parliament over oath
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma's parliament over oath

Apr 23rd 2012, 11:59 AM 1,042 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.

Turnout solid in first round of French presidential election
# France
# France

Turnout solid in first round of French presidential election

Apr 22nd 2012, 2:06 PM 1,876 Views 6 Comments

French voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in the first round of France’s presidential elections, which will result in two candidates being put forward for the final vote.

Egypt orders pornographic websites banned
# Law
# Law

Egypt orders pornographic websites banned

Mar 29th 2012, 9:28 PM 4,836 Views 32 Comments

A court ordered the government to ban porn sites in order to protect Egyptian society and its values.

Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore

Mar 16th 2012, 9:25 AM 1,932 Views 62 Comments

However, the Tánaiste says that the extension is currently only being considered for presidential elections.

Further regulatory process over Gallagher complaint is 'not a matter for RTÉ to decide or influence'
# Frontline
# Frontline

Further regulatory process over Gallagher complaint is 'not a matter for RTÉ to decide or influence'

Mar 11th 2012, 3:42 PM 3,084 Views 39 Comments

The national broadcaster has responded to an earlier statement made by lawyers for presidential candidate Seán Gallagher calling for a public inquiry into last year’s controversial Frontline debate.

Hundreds arrested in Moscow at anti-Putin protest
# Russia
# Russia

Hundreds arrested in Moscow at anti-Putin protest

Mar 6th 2012, 8:22 AM 749 Views 0 Comments

The Russian leader was re-elected president for the third time on Sunday in an election which observers said had been “clearly skewed” in his favour.

Exit polls: Putin wins Russia's presidential vote
# Elections
# Elections

Exit polls: Putin wins Russia's presidential vote

Mar 4th 2012, 6:44 PM 2,829 Views 27 Comments

The vote has been tainted by claims of violations.

In pictures: Millions head to the polls in Russia
# Russia
# Russia

In pictures: Millions head to the polls in Russia

Mar 4th 2012, 11:54 AM 1,732 Views 15 Comments

Vladimir Putin is expected to cruise to victory, but opponents have alleged vote fraud.

Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11
# One Year On
# One Year On

Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11

Feb 25th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,446 Views 1 Comment

Plus, some of the more memorable (and funny) episodes from the campaigns.

‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on
# One Year On
# One Year On

‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on

Feb 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,646 Views 74 Comments

Twelve months after the historic general election, we asked voters to reflect on their decisions. Here’s how they felt…

Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election…
# Say What?
# Say What?

Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election…

Feb 24th 2012, 7:15 PM 5,471 Views 35 Comments

Candidates couldn’t stop repeating certain phrases a year ago… what were they again?

Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution
# Assad Regime
# Assad Regime

Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution

Feb 15th 2012, 10:51 AM 737 Views 4 Comments

Read President Assad’s rambling statement on the future of the country. Plus, rare non-government images from inside Syria.

Sarkozy to announce re-election bid today
# Incumbent
# Incumbent

Sarkozy to announce re-election bid today

Feb 15th 2012, 8:35 AM 903 Views 8 Comments

However, he may already be too far behind.

More than 1.8 million dead people still registered to vote in America
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

More than 1.8 million dead people still registered to vote in America

Feb 14th 2012, 1:34 PM 1,214 Views 8 Comments

Yet 51 million eligible citizens (that is one in every four) remain unregistered.

Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds
# Suffrage
# Suffrage

Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds

Feb 11th 2012, 12:59 PM 1,759 Views 40 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland says people who can work, pay taxes and join the army should be given a vote.

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary

Jan 22nd 2012, 9:52 AM 1,924 Views 16 Comments

In an upset victory, Gingrich won 40 per cent of the vote in last night’s South Carolina primary, well ahead of second-placed Mitt Romney.

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system

Jan 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 167 Views 54 Comments

Parish-pump politics is crippling our democracy – so Simon Tuohy offers a radical new proposal to fix the system.

Explainer: How are Ireland's constituencies being redrawn?
# Constituencies
# Constituencies

Explainer: How are Ireland's constituencies being redrawn?

Jan 10th 2012, 4:04 PM 5,760 Views 30 Comments

The Constituency Commission is cutting the number of TDs and redrawing our electoral map. Here’s everything you need to know about what will happen…

Malaysia's opposition leader cleared in sodomy trial
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

Malaysia's opposition leader cleared in sodomy trial

Jan 9th 2012, 8:49 AM 1,309 Views 10 Comments

Anwar Ibrahim has been fighting the charges since 2008, claiming they were a set-up by the current government which is afraid of the challenge his leadership poses.

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
# TheJournal.ie
# TheJournal.ie

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

Jan 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 6,544 Views 18 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

Spain to announce austerity plans today
# Spain
# Spain

Spain to announce austerity plans today

Dec 30th 2011, 11:20 AM 1,360 Views 4 Comments

Spain’s new Conservative government will announce its first austerity measures today to try and reassure markets it has a grip on its public finances.

Massive protests take place in Russia over alleged election fraud
# Anti-Putin
# Anti-Putin

Massive protests take place in Russia over alleged election fraud

Dec 24th 2011, 12:57 PM 1,357 Views 3 Comments

Tens of thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow to protest against alleged election fraud.

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:38 AM 630 Views 2 Comments

The leader of the opposition in Burma, who was under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years, has ended her boycott of elections in military dictatorship.

Column: Why is Ireland addicted to the political dynasty?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is Ireland addicted to the political dynasty?

Dec 23rd 2011, 7:30 AM 729 Views 14 Comments

Ireland has a long and weighty tradition of political families – so why do we keep voting for the same people? Johnny Fallon explains…

In pictures: Thousands of Russians join biggest protests since Soviet era
# Russia
# Russia

In pictures: Thousands of Russians join biggest protests since Soviet era

Dec 10th 2011, 7:00 PM 2,543 Views 13 Comments

Tens of thousands of people thronged Moscow to demand an end to the rule of Vladimir Putin.