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# Elections

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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…
# Egypt
Egypt: Officials delay announcing election winner
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.
# Greece
Greek pro-bailout parties claim knife-edge elections
The eurozone breathes a sigh of relief.
# French elections
France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority
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
Ireland's French population voting for their own MP in new parliament
The French parliamentary election includes 11 new expatriate constituencies – with voting beginning this weekend.
# Democracy
Egypt goes to the polls in first post-Mubarak election
Millions of Egyptians have been queuing to vote today, less than two weeks before Mubarak is due to be sentenced.
# Acropolis Now?
Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned
Talks to try and form a techocrat government are abandoned after a two-hour meeting of the five main leaders.
# Greece
Greek crisis: Syriza out of talks, second election likely
The leader of the far left party will not take part in coalition talks today.
# Referendum
Election results a 'massive blow' to austerity, says Sinn Féin
Mary Lou McDonald says French and Greek elections show people are signalling that austerity is not working.
# Elections
Exit polls show far-right party set for Greek parliament
Golden Dawn is capitalising on protest votes as mainstream parties jostle for support.
# Politics
Boris Johnson beats Ken Livingstone in London mayor battle
In an unexpectedly tight race, the Conservative politician won by 51.5 per cent of the vote to Livingstone’s 48.4 per cent.
# Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma's parliament over oath
Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.
# France
Turnout solid in first round of French presidential election
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.
# Voting Rights
Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore
However, the Tánaiste says that the extension is currently only being considered for presidential elections.
# Frontline
Further regulatory process over Gallagher complaint is 'not a matter for RTÉ to decide or influence'
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.
# Russia
Hundreds arrested in Moscow at anti-Putin protest
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.
# Elections
Exit polls: Putin wins Russia's presidential vote
The vote has been tainted by claims of violations.
# Russia
In pictures: Millions head to the polls in Russia
Vladimir Putin is expected to cruise to victory, but opponents have alleged vote fraud.
# One Year On
Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11
Plus, some of the more memorable (and funny) episodes from the campaigns.
# One Year On
‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on
Twelve months after the historic general election, we asked voters to reflect on their decisions. Here’s how they felt…
# Say what?
Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election…
Candidates couldn’t stop repeating certain phrases a year ago… what were they again?
# Assad Regime
Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution
Read President Assad’s rambling statement on the future of the country. Plus, rare non-government images from inside Syria.
# Incumbent
Sarkozy to announce re-election bid today
However, he may already be too far behind.
# usa 2012
More than 1.8 million dead people still registered to vote in America
Yet 51 million eligible citizens (that is one in every four) remain unregistered.
# Suffrage
Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds
The National Youth Council of Ireland says people who can work, pay taxes and join the army should be given a vote.
# usa 2012
Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary
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
Parish-pump politics is crippling our democracy – so Simon Tuohy offers a radical new proposal to fix the system.
# Constituencies
Explainer: How are Ireland's constituencies being redrawn?
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
Malaysia's opposition leader cleared in sodomy trial
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)’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
Spain to announce austerity plans today
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.
# Anti-Putin
Massive protests take place in Russia over alleged election fraud
Tens of thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow to protest against alleged election fraud.