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# Snap Election

All time
# Austria
Conservative Sebastian Kurz on track to retake power in Austrian snap election
Kurz’s former allies, the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), were the biggest losers, falling 10 percentage points.
# Snap Election
House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension
The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.
# Snap Election
Boris Johnson to seek 14 October general election if MPs vote to block no-deal Brexit today
Johnson met with ministers and ruled out another Brexit extension last night.
# Snap Election
Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence
Polls predict far-right party Vox could take more than 10% of the votes.
# indyref 2
Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?
Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.
# Snap Election
Japan's Abe storms to 'super-majority', promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea
The 66-year-old is on course to become the country’s longest serving premier.
# Snap Election
Japan's prime minister calls snap election
Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.
# (don't) make it snappy
Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here
59% of voters think it would be better if the current government remain in power.
# shots fired
Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.
# Snap Happy
'Crush the saboteurs': Here's how the British press reacted to Theresa May calling an election
Three polls released over the weekend show May’s Conservatives around 20 points ahead.
# oh snap
Theresa May's to lose? Here's how the main parties measure up ahead of the UK election
The Conservatives will hope to win another majority over Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP.
# Snap Election
As the North votes, why do Sinn Féin keep going on (and on) about crocodiles?
The claws are out.
# Snap Election
Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process
Adams said he does not think the Taoiseach has “good instincts” when it comes to dealing with these issues.
# Snap Election
Ukraine is close to forming a new pro-West government
If coalition talks succeed, it will solidify the country’s shift away from Russia under Poroshenko.
# Opposition
Labour and Fine Gael clash over €6bn cuts
Both parties have called for a snap election – but can’t agree on how to impose cuts now that the IMF are on the scene.