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Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia
# Russia
# Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia

Dec 7th 2011, 3:04 PM 1,385 Views 8 Comments

The former Soviet leader said the Russian authorities “must admit that there have been numerous falsifications and ballot stuffing”.

YouTube videos may show evidence of Russian election fraud
# Russia
# Russia

YouTube videos may show evidence of Russian election fraud

Dec 7th 2011, 10:26 AM 3,072 Views 23 Comments

Disgruntled Russian voters have been sharing videos which purport to show extensive rigging in Sunday’s parliamentary election.

Putin's party hangs onto its majority - just
# Russia
# Russia

Putin's party hangs onto its majority - just

Dec 5th 2011, 4:31 PM 734 Views 3 Comments

With about 96 per cent of precincts counted, United Russia was leading with 49.5 per cent of the vote – a significant step down from its previous majority of 64 per cent.

Exit poll shows support for Putin's party down in Russia
# Russia
# Russia

Exit poll shows support for Putin's party down in Russia

Dec 4th 2011, 5:37 PM 1,163 Views 5 Comments

The election is seen as a referendum on prime minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity as he bids to regain the presidency.

Russia's ruling party wary as nation votes
# Russia
# Russia

Russia's ruling party wary as nation votes

Dec 4th 2011, 9:19 AM 950 Views 2 Comments

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United Russia could lose its two-thirds majority in the Duma, the Russian parliament’s lower chamber, according to respected opinion polls.

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group

Dec 2nd 2011, 1:03 PM 1,292 Views 2 Comments

At least 18 people have been killed and 100 seriously injured in election violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Human Rights Watch.

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs

Nov 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 103 Views 10 Comments

Most independent TDs just fade from view after a term or two. They should follow these examples from Tony Gregory, writes his biographer Robbie Gilligan.

Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets

Nov 28th 2011, 9:42 AM 477 Views 0 Comments

The parliamentary elections are significant as it is the first time Egyptians have voted since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in February.

Egypt's military ruler warns of "extremely grave consequences"
# Cairo
# Cairo

Egypt's military ruler warns of "extremely grave consequences"

Nov 27th 2011, 11:39 AM 1,058 Views 0 Comments

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi urged voters to turn out for the parliamentary elections on Monday.

Aung San Suu Kyi to run in Burma elections
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi to run in Burma elections

Nov 21st 2011, 4:34 PM 914 Views 6 Comments

The pro-democracy leader has announced that she is to formally end her political boycott and run in elections.

Centre-right wins huge majority in Spain's elections
# Spain
# Spain

Centre-right wins huge majority in Spain's elections

Nov 21st 2011, 7:17 AM 913 Views 4 Comments

Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party swept to victory, promising reforms amid widespread anger at the outgoing Socialist government.

Scores injured as Egyptian police clash with protesters in Cairo
# Egypt
# Egypt

Scores injured as Egyptian police clash with protesters in Cairo

Nov 19th 2011, 4:56 PM 904 Views 2 Comments

Around 200 protesters camped in Tahrir Square overnight to demonstrate against the state’s ruling military council.

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?

Nov 9th 2011, 11:27 AM 3,005 Views 112 Comments

As Mary Mitchell-O’Connor hosts an all-women meeting of TDs and senators, we are asking you: Should there be a minimum quota on the number of women putting themselves forward for political election?

Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister
# Greece
# Greece

Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister

Nov 6th 2011, 1:05 PM 424 Views 14 Comments

A government statement says that an emergency cabinet meeting this afternoon will be his last.

Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"
# The Aftermath
# The Aftermath

Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"

Oct 29th 2011, 11:43 AM 819 Views 12 Comments

Dublin Central TD Joe Costello says the presidency is “the prize that every party would love to have”, but that the win will cement the coalition.

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say

Oct 28th 2011, 2:54 PM 570 Views 59 Comments

Film-maker and writer Liam Nolan on the disenfranchisement of Irish citizens who are still on the electoral register but have no arrangements made for them to vote if they have to move abroad.

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections

Oct 28th 2011, 12:17 PM 221 Views 8 Comments

There were protests after another party withdrew its candidates – though international observers said the election was fair.

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory

Oct 25th 2011, 8:56 AM 271 Views 7 Comments

The official results of the first elections since Ben Ali was deposed are expected to be released today.

We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know
# Race For The Casa
# Race For The Casa

We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know

Oct 23rd 2011, 6:20 PM 276 Views 1 Comment

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez – the wife of her late predecessor – is set to be re-elected, boosted by a booming economy.

Tunisia set to vote in first free elections
# Democracy
# Democracy

Tunisia set to vote in first free elections

Oct 23rd 2011, 7:54 AM 122 Views 2 Comments

Tunisian men and women go to the polls today in the first free elections since the country gained independence from France in 1956.

Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections
# Democracy
# Democracy

Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections

Oct 22nd 2011, 2:33 PM 167 Views 6 Comments

Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.

Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
# Libya
# Libya

Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday

Oct 22nd 2011, 11:42 AM 239 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.

Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory
# Liberia
# Liberia

Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory

Oct 15th 2011, 2:21 PM 175 Views 0 Comments

Liberia’s opposition reject the results of last week’s first-round election, in which incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf topped the poll.

Column: I’m running for the Polish elections… from Ireland
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I’m running for the Polish elections… from Ireland

Oct 6th 2011, 7:51 AM 82 Views 13 Comments

Dublin-dweller Sebastian Widel is hoping Ireland’s Polish community will elect him to parliament in Warsaw. Here he explains why all emigrants should be able to vote…

Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again?

Oct 3rd 2011, 11:29 AM 4,090 Views 105 Comments

Micheál Martin outlined the challenges facing the decimated Fianna Fáil party this past weekend but said the party will regroup and renew its strength. Do you think FF will still be around in ten years’ time?

No interview slot for David Norris on tonight's Late Late Show
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

No interview slot for David Norris on tonight's Late Late Show

Sep 30th 2011, 6:32 PM 1,622 Views 22 Comments

The Presidential debate on RTE1 tonight consists of short interviews with candidates, followed by debate among all seven – but Norris already had his Late Late interview.

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections

Sep 30th 2011, 12:22 PM 188 Views 7 Comments

A set of council elections is the last to be held before new rules come in that allow women to run for office for the first time.

Heavy security in Bahrain for parliament elections
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Heavy security in Bahrain for parliament elections

Sep 24th 2011, 7:23 AM 136 Views 2 Comments

As demonstrations continue, security forces in Bahrain have blocked demonstrators on their march toward Pearl roundabout.

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights

Sep 8th 2011, 10:39 AM 491 Views 16 Comments

The Labour Party presidential candidate says he believes emigrants should be able to vote in Irish elections for up to ten years after leaving the country.

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?

Sep 8th 2011, 9:54 AM 3,269 Views 189 Comments

Michael D Higgins has suggested that people who emigrate should keep their voting rights. What do you think?

Norris: Who's supporting him now?
# David Norris
# David Norris

Norris: Who's supporting him now?

Jul 31st 2011, 7:10 PM 2,146 Views 72 Comments

Senator David Norris and his remaining campaigners say his bid for the Presidency continues – but many of those who were to nominate him are staying quiet this evening.

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past
# Voting
# Voting

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past

Jul 26th 2011, 6:31 PM 687 Views 25 Comments

The presidential election, along with three referenda, will be held on Thursday 27 October. There have been calls for weekend votes in the past, to facilitate voters returning to their constituencies.

NATO bombs Gaddafi's compound while son says elections are possible
# Libya
# Libya

NATO bombs Gaddafi's compound while son says elections are possible

Jun 16th 2011, 5:48 PM 146 Views 3 Comments

Colonel Gaddafi’s son says his father will not seek exile outside Libya, but that elections under international supervision within three months could offer a way out.

Voting begins in Spanish elections as protests continue
# Spain
# Spain

Voting begins in Spanish elections as protests continue

May 22nd 2011, 12:12 PM 219 Views 0 Comments

Tens of thousands of people protesting against Spain’s soaring unemployment rate have defied a ban on political protests ahead of the country’s regional elections.

Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated
# Ivory Coast
# Ivory Coast

Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated

May 21st 2011, 1:38 PM 155 Views 0 Comments

Alassane Ouattara was elected in November, but outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede power. Six months of bloody fighting ensued, leaving hundreds dead.

Berlusconi "surprised and sad" at poor performance in local elections
# Italy
# Italy

Berlusconi "surprised and sad" at poor performance in local elections

May 17th 2011, 6:32 PM 459 Views 0 Comments

The PDL bloc performs poorly, with the incumbent mayor of Milan forced into second place and a run-off election.

Palestinians postpone local elections
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestinians postpone local elections

May 17th 2011, 3:09 PM 76 Views 0 Comments

The decision is part of a reconciliation process between the Fatah movement and Islamic militant group Hamas.

DUP and Sinn Féin in command as North's 'shambolic' assembly count resumes
# Elections
# Elections

DUP and Sinn Féin in command as North's 'shambolic' assembly count resumes

May 7th 2011, 11:45 AM 708 Views 3 Comments

There have been widespread delays in counting across the region with less than half of the assembly’s seats filled so far.