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# Elections

All time
Column: Why is Ireland addicted to the political dynasty?
Ireland has a long and weighty tradition of political families – so why do we keep voting for the same people? Johnny Fallon explains…
# Russia
In pictures: Thousands of Russians join biggest protests since Soviet era
Tens of thousands of people thronged Moscow to demand an end to the rule of Vladimir Putin.
# Russia
Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia
The former Soviet leader said the Russian authorities “must admit that there have been numerous falsifications and ballot stuffing”.
# Russia
YouTube videos may show evidence of Russian election fraud
Disgruntled Russian voters have been sharing videos which purport to show extensive rigging in Sunday’s parliamentary election.
# Russia
Putin's party hangs onto its majority - just
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.
# Russia
Exit poll shows support for Putin's party down in Russia
The election is seen as a referendum on prime minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity as he bids to regain the presidency.
# Russia
Russia's ruling party wary as nation votes
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.
# DR Congo
18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group
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
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
Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets
The parliamentary elections are significant as it is the first time Egyptians have voted since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in February.
# Cairo
Egypt's military ruler warns of "extremely grave consequences"
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi urged voters to turn out for the parliamentary elections on Monday.
# Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi to run in Burma elections
The pro-democracy leader has announced that she is to formally end her political boycott and run in elections.
# Spain
Centre-right wins huge majority in Spain's elections
Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party swept to victory, promising reforms amid widespread anger at the outgoing Socialist government.
# Egypt
Scores injured as Egyptian police clash with protesters in Cairo
Around 200 protesters camped in Tahrir Square overnight to demonstrate against the state’s ruling military council.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?
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?
# Greece
Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister
A government statement says that an emergency cabinet meeting this afternoon will be his last.
# The Aftermath
Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"
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
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.
# tunisia
Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections
There were protests after another party withdrew its candidates – though international observers said the election was fair.
# tunisia
Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory
The official results of the first elections since Ben Ali was deposed are expected to be released today.
# Race for the Casa
We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know
Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez – the wife of her late predecessor – is set to be re-elected, boosted by a booming economy.
# Democracy
Tunisia set to vote in first free elections
Tunisian men and women go to the polls today in the first free elections since the country gained independence from France in 1956.
# Democracy
Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections
Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.
# Libya
Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.
# Liberia
Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory
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
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…
# Your Say
Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again?
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?
# Race for the Áras
No interview slot for David Norris on tonight's Late Late Show
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
Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections
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.
# Bahrain
Heavy security in Bahrain for parliament elections
As demonstrations continue, security forces in Bahrain have blocked demonstrators on their march toward Pearl roundabout.
# emigrants
Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?
Michael D Higgins has suggested that people who emigrate should keep their voting rights. What do you think?
# David Norris
Norris: Who's supporting him now?
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.
# Voting
Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past
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.
# Libya
NATO bombs Gaddafi's compound while son says elections are possible
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.
# Spain
Voting begins in Spanish elections as protests continue
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.
# Ivory Coast
Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated
Alassane Ouattara was elected in November, but outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede power. Six months of bloody fighting ensued, leaving hundreds dead.
# Italy
Berlusconi "surprised and sad" at poor performance in local elections
The PDL bloc performs poorly, with the incumbent mayor of Milan forced into second place and a run-off election.