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# Presidential Election

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# Your Say
Poll: Would you vote Miriam O'Callaghan for president?
Speculation is mounting again that the RTÉ presenter could make a bid for the Áras.
# Controversy
Uefa calls for Fifa's presidential election to be postponed but Blatter still standing firm
European football’s governing body says today’s events are evidence that corruption is ‘deeply rooted’ in Fifa’s culture.
# top brass
'Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image' - Delaney calls for Blatter to step down
The head of the FAI won’t be voting for the current Fifa president and believes his ‘good friend’ Michel Platini is the right man for the job.
# the 1990s
The latest man to join the White House race just called Hillary "a leader from yesterday"
Hillary Clinton is just one day into her campaign for the White House – and her critics are already getting their digs in.
# Ban
Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?
It’s all to do with the presidential election.
# east-west
Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election
While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.
# Emigration
Irish emigrants organise worldwide toast to highlight their right to vote
The We’re Coming Back is campaign says Ireland “completely disenfranchises its emigrants”.
# Mali
'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention
The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.
# Iran
Ayatollah wants 'a new political epic' as Iranian voters elect new president
Voting has gotten under way as Iranians decide who they want to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
# Aras11
Senator Norris: 'I had a major depression and nervous breakdown'
David Norris said media coverage during the last presidential election had a significant effect on his health.
# Under Pressure
Cycling Ireland to hold EGM on McQuaid's nomination
McQuaid has since responded, claiming the meeting is being held as a result of a “technicality”.
# Presidential Election
Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president
It’s finally official after demands for recount: The acting president will succeed the late Hugo Chavez, beating his opponent by just over 1 per cent.
# Aras11
RTÉ head: 'Impossible to say' whether Frontline debate changed election
Noel Curran says the swing between Sean Gallagher and Michael D Higgins is too large to attribute to one programme.
# super serial
Al Gore's Reddit AMA: The best bits
The former Veep has finished an AMA session on Reddit… see what he had to say.
Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’
The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.
# usa 2012
9 things to do while Americans cast their votes
Excited for the count but bored of the wait? Read on…
# usa 2012
USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election has asked four Irish people living in the US about their experiences during this presidential election season.
# US 2012
Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election
Tens of millions of Americans will cast their vote today as the US presidential election reaches its conclusion.
Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland
Ireland’s foreign direct investment is at risk under Obama’s tax proposals. We should be worried, writes Dr Tom Flavin.
# US 2012
Abortion, Libya and... Sesame Street? Flashpoints in the US 2012 presidential race
From comments about the ’47 per cent’ to loving Big Bird, we look at some of the flashpoints in the race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
# Palin Withdrawals
8 things we're really missing from the 2012 US Presidential Election
There hasn’t been much election fever spreading from America this year. We have some theories.
Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream
It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.
Obama and Romney battle in the final US presidential debate
Ding ding ding! Tonight Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battle it out over foreign policy in the final US presidential of the election. Let’s see what happens.
# Aras 2018?
Gallagher doesn't rule out having another run for President
Asked by Gay Byrne if he’d do it all over again, the former Dragons’ Den panellist – and soon-to-be new dad – simply says: “Who knows?”
# US 2012
Obama raises $181 million in September in campaign boost
It was the biggest monthly cash take by Obama in the 2012 presidential race – but how will it compare to Romney’s donations?
# US 2012
Romney stands over comments that Obama voters are 'dependants'
In a secretly-filmed video, Mitt Romney criticises an entitlement culture among those who did not pay federal income taxes.
# US 2012
Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates
Romney and Obama will go head to head in three prime time debates over the month of October.
# US2012
Obama asks for second term, says nation will recover
The economy was the focus of the President’s speech on the final day of the National Democratic convention, promising that challenges could be met if he was given four more years.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# pda
Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss
The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.
# young politics
Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old
Young Republican, Isaac Anthony, explains why he doesn’t want four more years of Obama.
# Your Say
Poll: who do you want as the next president of the USA?
Romney or Obama?
# RomneyShambles
Pics, videos: The gaffes which have marred Mitt Romney's London visit
Insults, revealing state secrets and being mocked by Boris Johnson. Hopefully Enda will have some words of comfort for poor old Mitt Romney.
# Poverty
US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s
Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.
# US 2012
US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'
Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…
# Egypt
Protests in Tahrir Square continue after verdicts in Mubarak trial
The verdict in the trial of the country’s former president has sparked nationwide outrage after six of his security chiefs where acquitted.
# John Edwards
Former US presidential candidate John Edwards found not guilty on one count of campaign fraud
A mistrial was declared on the other five charges after the jury could not reach a verdict on them.
# France
Francois Hollande wins French presidential election
Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat after polls showed him in line to lose the ballot.
# France
French election hangs in balance - but polls suggest Sarkozy defeat
The first ballots have been cast today in a vote that could have major consequences for Europe.