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#Elections

# elections - This month November 2022

Biden hits campaign trail in final uphill push to salvage Democrats
# Midterms
# Midterms

Biden hits campaign trail in final uphill push to salvage Democrats

Nov 3rd 2022, 7:40 PM 11,341 Views 16 Comments

Biden will end the trip in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, alongside the still popular former president Barack Obama

Jair Bolsonaro yet to concede defeat or challenge Brazil’s election results
# Elections
# Elections

Jair Bolsonaro yet to concede defeat or challenge Brazil’s election results

Nov 1st 2022, 7:16 AM 9,454 Views 5 Comments

The outgoing Brazilian leader has repeatedly questioned the reliability of the nation’s electronic voting system.

# elections - Last month October 2022

Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms

Oct 29th 2022, 9:00 PM 10,579 Views 6 Comments

Our columnist looks ahead to the contentious midterms coming up.

Brian Rowan: Truss' resignation and Conservative chaos spell disaster for Northern Ireland
# Westminster Woes
# Westminster Woes

Brian Rowan: Truss' resignation and Conservative chaos spell disaster for Northern Ireland

Updated Oct 21st 2022, 2:00 PM 38,312 Views 16 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the ongoing chaos in London means Stormont is again forgotten.

# elections - This year 2022

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?
# Italy Leans Right
# Italy Leans Right

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?

Sep 26th 2022, 10:30 AM 21,583 Views 16 Comments

Sofia Ammassari and Duncan McDonnell look at the shock political shift of Italy to the far-right and ask what it means for the future.

Brazil’s Lula marries at 76 ahead of presidential election in October
# Down The Aisle
# Down The Aisle

Brazil’s Lula marries at 76 ahead of presidential election in October

May 19th 2022, 1:51 PM 28,458 Views 10 Comments

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was president in 2003-2010 and leads Jair Bolsonaro in the opinion polls heading into Brazil’s election in October.

The Explainer: What does the election result mean for the future of Northern Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What does the election result mean for the future of Northern Ireland?

May 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 3,157 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to be brought up to speed about the weekend’s seismic election result.

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland

May 8th 2022, 12:05 PM 21,245 Views 33 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the story of “two tribes” in the North is now being stretched out across a wider canvas.

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire
# Stormont Vote Count
# Stormont Vote Count

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire

Updated May 6th 2022, 10:51 AM 52,400 Views 39 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the election in Northern Ireland has shown that Loyalist and British values are no longer the same.

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout

Updated May 5th 2022, 10:00 PM 61,628 Views 58 Comments

The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
# Voting Tomorrow
# Voting Tomorrow

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call

Updated May 4th 2022, 2:40 PM 19,449 Views 22 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

French Prime Minister says government to resign if Macron wins to create 'new impetus'
# France
# France

French Prime Minister says government to resign if Macron wins to create 'new impetus'

Apr 19th 2022, 2:07 PM 18,477 Views 4 Comments

Macron is facing a close race in the run-off this Sunday against far-right veteran Marine Le Pen.

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen begin duel to become French president
# France
# France

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen begin duel to become French president

Apr 11th 2022, 10:44 PM 16,690 Views 23 Comments

After a first round of voting on Sunday, Macron came top with 27.85%, while far-right leader Le Pen finished second at 23.15%.

Macron and Le Pen prepare for tense French election duel
# Voting Round Two
# Voting Round Two

Macron and Le Pen prepare for tense French election duel

Apr 11th 2022, 7:28 AM 12,015 Views 22 Comments

Projections from the first round of voting show Macron scoring 28-29%, with Le Pen on 22-24%.

Orban declares victory in Hungarian elections
# Elections
# Elections

Orban declares victory in Hungarian elections

Apr 4th 2022, 7:04 AM 22,267 Views 46 Comments

The right-wing PM gave a 10-minute speech to Fidesz party officials and supporters at an election night event in Budapest.

Macron launches bitter attack on Le Pen as lead slips in French polls
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Macron launches bitter attack on Le Pen as lead slips in French polls

Mar 31st 2022, 9:27 PM 19,257 Views 15 Comments

A poll yesterday showed Le Pen winning 47.5% of the vote in a second-round run-off against Macron.

# elections - Last year 2021

Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega wins new presidential term after opponents jailed
# Elections
# Elections

Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega wins new presidential term after opponents jailed

Nov 8th 2021, 10:51 AM 13,779 Views 8 Comments

With ballots in 49% of polling stations counted, Ortega had 75% of votes.

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament
# Boycott
# Boycott

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament

Oct 11th 2021, 8:49 AM 4,973 Views 2 Comments

The vote was brought forward from 2022 as a rare concession to a protest movement.

Czech president taken to hospital day after elections
# Milos Zeman
# Milos Zeman

Czech president taken to hospital day after elections

Oct 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 15,312 Views 5 Comments

Milos Zeman has been grappling with liver problems according to local media

Justin Trudeau’s party projected to win most seats in Canada’s election
# Canada
# Canada

Justin Trudeau’s party projected to win most seats in Canada’s election

Sep 21st 2021, 7:04 AM 9,548 Views 11 Comments

It is expected that the incumbent will form a minority government.

Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack
# Hungary
# Hungary

Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack

Sep 19th 2021, 11:25 AM 16,202 Views 28 Comments

Voting in the primary elections to find a candidate to challenge Orban was suspended on Saturday.

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years

Aug 1st 2021, 6:31 PM 8,893 Views 7 Comments

The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 11:52 AM 19,287 Views 87 Comments

Caitriona Gleeson of Women for Election says Ireland’s record of women entering politics is a matter of concern but this by-election is a step forward.

Le Pen's French far-right beaten in regional elections – exit polls
# France
# France

Le Pen's French far-right beaten in regional elections – exit polls

Jun 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,356 Views 26 Comments

The voting was being closely scrutinised as a litmus test of whether the anti-immigration National Rally was gaining in acceptability.

German far-right party predicted to make gains in regional election
# Germany
# Germany

German far-right party predicted to make gains in regional election

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:21 AM 14,682 Views 60 Comments

Surveys have the AfD neck-and-neck with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU.

Indian prime minister’s party takes electoral hit amid Covid-19 surge
# India
# India

Indian prime minister’s party takes electoral hit amid Covid-19 surge

May 3rd 2021, 7:25 AM 23,188 Views 7 Comments

Modi stands weakened but faces no threats to staying on as the country’s leader until his term ends in 2024.

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job
# Elections
From The42
# Elections

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job

Mar 3rd 2021, 10:48 AM 7,638 Views 8 Comments

The 38-year-old says he is ‘happy’ as Arsenal manager, amid speculation that Barca presidential candidate Joan Laporta wants him to return to the Catalan giants.

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced

Jan 8th 2021, 1:25 PM 9,822 Views 15 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien described the proposed bill as the “most significant development for our electoral system in decades”.

# elections - All time

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference
# GRA
# GRA

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference

Dec 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 48,427 Views 23 Comments

Members vented their frustration during the conference.

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections
# Cairo
# Cairo

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

Oct 24th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,639 Views 3 Comments

The elections will be held in two phases, with the first covering 14 provinces today and tomorrow.

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election
# Protests
# Protests

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 16,520 Views 6 Comments

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Aug 10th 2020, 9:52 PM 17,140 Views 11 Comments

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Aug 10th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,936 Views 4 Comments

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame
# China
# China

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

Jul 31st 2020, 1:25 PM 8,619 Views 11 Comments

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections
# China
# China

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Jul 30th 2020, 10:41 AM 14,032 Views 23 Comments

Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.

Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting
# Elections
# Elections

Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting

May 21st 2020, 6:58 AM 30,209 Views 58 Comments

Trump has since rolled back on his threat but still claimed that widespread postal voting promotes “a lot of illegality”.

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 231,524 Views 170 Comments

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters

Feb 4th 2020, 7:14 AM 5,750 Views 17 Comments

The move comes amid growing concern about so-called “deepfake” videos altered by using artificial intelligence.

Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator
# Finally
# Finally

Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator

Dec 30th 2019, 11:40 AM 6,683 Views 9 Comments

An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

Dec 9th 2019, 6:40 AM 12,100 Views 7 Comments

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

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