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# Presidential Election

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you want to see a Presidential election this year?
Michael D Higgins hasn’t clarified his intentions yet.
# Presidential Election
Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office
A presidential election is due to be held in October.
# Colombia
'Time to build real change': Conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia presidency
Duque has already pledged “corrections” to the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels.
# president
Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not
An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.
# seven more years
Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year?
Or should Michael D Higgins go unopposed into a second term?
Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run'
We live in an extraordinary moment for democratic government, where confidence in the honesty of political leaders is seemingly at an all time low, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# Aras 2018?
Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras
Gerard Craughwell says other challengers need time to organise their campaigns.
# Your Say
Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections?
In 2019, another three referendums will take place.
# Áras An Uachtaráin
Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.
# Explainer
'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election
Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.
# encore une fois
Marine Le Pen plagiarised one of her rivals in a campaign speech last night
Le Pen’s supporters brushed off claims she copied parts of a speech given two weeks ago by Francois Fillon verbatim.
# Presidential Election
French presidential candidate charged in fake jobs scandal
Francois Fillon faces serious legal trouble just 6 weeks from the election.
# Irish Abroad
Online voting could be introduced as part of Irish diaspora vote
Enda Kenny announced yesterday that a referendum will be held to let Irish people living abroad vote in presidential elections.
# I'm off too
French PM quits role, plans to battle Le Pen for presidency
The socialist candidate will look to battle Marine Le Pen’s National Front in next year’s election
# France
Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race
In a major upset, Francois Fillon, a pro-business conservative, took more than 44% of the vote in the first round of the rightwing primary.
# Final Countdown
Clinton says FBI actions 'deeply troubling' as Trump steps up his attacks
Clinton pressed FBI Director James Comey to put out the “full and complete facts” about the review into a cache of recently discovered emails.
# email scandal
Latest Clinton email investigation linked to disgraced sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner
In July, the FBI said the presidential hopeful would not face charges.
# Presidential Election
Trump gains ground on Clinton despite allegations of unwanted advances
The latest poll also reveals 63% of Americans believe Trump has committed sexual assault in the past.
# Trump
Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments
The current president of the US said the businessman is not fit to work in a local corner shop.
Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS
Neither candidate is the person to lead America out of crisis, writes Larry Donnelly.
An Irish view of a Swing State: 'There is no evidence of support for Trump on campus'
The University of Pennsylvania is Trump’s alma mater but the candidate isn’t doing well on campus, reports Irish woman Rosemary Hennigan in the US.
# stephen bannon
Trump campaign chief denies anti-Semitic remarks about daughters' school
The revelation comes a day after reports emerged that domestic charges were filed against him 20 years ago.
# what pivot?
Trump hires head of a right-wing website in latest campaign reshuffle
Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman, has come under scrutiny for his links to the pro-Russia former president of Ukraine.
# Read Alert
'Lying is second nature to him': Trump's ghostwriter regrets penning Art of the Deal
Ghostwriter Schwartz says, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes… it will lead to the end of civilisation.”
# wherever green in worn
A referendum to give Irish abroad a vote in presidential elections is planned for next year
The diaspora minister made the referendum announcement this week.
# edging it
Hillary Clinton pulls into lead in race for the White House
A difficult month for Trump has seen his support dip.
# California
Protesters attempt to storm hotel during Trump speech
“That was not the easiest entrance I’ve ever made,” he told the party members at the convention. “It felt like I was crossing the border.”
# US politics
Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world
Research from The Economist has said if he becomes president, there is a risk of trade war and further threats from jihadi groups.
# presidential
Trump wins big in South Carolina Republican primary as Jeb Bush drops out of race
Hillary Clinton also pulled out a crucial win over Bernie Sanders in Nevada.
# Presidential Election
Clinton narrowly edges out Sanders to win Iowa Democratic caucuses
The race has been called the closest in Democratic caucus history.
# race to the white house
Guns, Obamacare and Bill's transgressions: Things got heated in last night's Democratic debate
Hillary Clinton is feeling Bernie Sanders snapping at her heels.
# not worried
Donald Trump is not backing down over comments being used to recruit Islamic extremists
The Republican hopeful doesn’t think that the use of the footage is a good enough reason to dial back his rhetoric.
# eye-sore
Don't even go there! Fifa presidential candidate wants shirt sponsors for international teams
Tokyo Sexwale believes ‘there is space there for much value worth millions of dollars’.
# kanye 2020
Kanye wasn't joking when he announced plans to run for president
Although he says he has to “grow up” a bit more first.
# dem nuts
What's the deal with Deez Nuts?
Deez Nuts may be the new US president.
# next president
Who is Deez Nuts and why is he polling so well in the United States?
It started off as a practical joke, but has since snowballed.
# smoke filled rooms
Is Joe Biden about to rain on Hillary Clinton's presidential parade?
Nothing is certain yet, but there could be a serious fight on the cards.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you vote for Donald Trump?
A lot of Americans seem to be leaning that way.
# Trump
Trump declares he loves Latinos on 'dangerous' visit to Mexican border
During his visit he said the US has a “tremendous danger with illegals coming in”.
# the trump
Trump's latest comments about illegal immigrants made a fight break out
The wannabe presidential candidate also thinks he and Putin could be best buds.