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#Election

# election - Saturday 4 November, 2017

US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'

Martha O’Donovan, who works in Zimbabwe, has been remanded in custody.

Trump campaign adviser admits meeting Russian officials, US media reports

Carter Page had previously denied or side-stepped the question.

# election - Monday 30 October, 2017

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links

The charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos have been unsealed this afternoon.

# election - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Catalonia's leader wants 'democratic opposition' to Spanish government's takeover

The Spanish prime minister last night quashed the Catalan parliament and called an election for late December.

# election - Monday 23 October, 2017

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.

# election - Monday 16 October, 2017

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.

# election - Friday 29 September, 2017

Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election

Twitter said Russia-backed news organisation RT spent €230,000 on the ads in 2016.

# election - Monday 25 September, 2017

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.

Over 75% of people want Michael D to serve a second term as president

Last week, the president said he “is not ruling out” running for a second term next year.

# election - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Angela Merkel will lead Germany once more but the far-right delivers strong third place

Election exit polls show Merkel on course for a fourth term.

# election - Saturday 23 September, 2017

There have been some weird, weird moments in the lead up Germany's election

Promises of nudist areas, Calvin Klein-esque posters, and a satirical political party – the bizarre bits of Germany’s election campaigns.

Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains

As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the hope of gaining an advantage at the polls.

# election - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'? That's So Fetch This post contains videos

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'?

Fine Gael is likely hoping the phrase will be better received than its general election slogan.

# election - Saturday 19 August, 2017

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat

The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.

# election - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'

The leader of the country’s opposition coalition has made serious allegations about the vote.

# election - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

# election - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

US freezes assets of Venezuelan leader Maduro in wake of deadly response to disputed election

At least 10 people died amid violent protests disputing Sunday’s election in the South American country.

# election - Saturday 22 July, 2017

India's new president is from the bottom of the caste system

This is only the second time this has occurred.

# election - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia

Three of the pivotal players in the Trump campaign will be questioned by senators next week.

# election - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

RTÉ received "no significant feedback" about Donald Trump's calling-out of Caitriona Perry

Trump told the broadcaster’s Washington Correspondent that she has “a nice smile”, before telling the Taoiseach “I bet she treats you well”.

# election - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrats leader, says he is 'torn' over Christian faith

Farron announced his resignation from the post today.

# election - Saturday 10 June, 2017

DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government

The DUP will be supporting the Conservatives on a on a confidence and supply basis.

'I was clearly wrong': How Jeremy Corbyn confounded expectations in the UK's election

He received massive praise yesterday from some of his harshest critics.

# election - Friday 9 June, 2017

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election

The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.

# election - Thursday 8 June, 2017

UK on election countdown during last few hours of voting

The polls close at 10pm.

# election - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think we need a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need a general election?

Mary Lou McDonald reckons it’s time.

Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before a Senate panel tomorrow.

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Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health

Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.

# election - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'Evil extremists will not win': Minute's silence to be held for London victims

Security issues are top of the agenda as general election campaigning enters its final stretch in the UK.

# election - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?

The Labour party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls.

May accused of 'broken promises', but defends 'having the balls to call election'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, was criticised over his “letter to Santa Claus” – also known as his party’s spending manifesto.

# election - Friday 2 June, 2017

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach? Profile This post contains videos

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

# election - Friday 26 May, 2017

One day after bodyslamming reporter, Republican politician gets elected, vows to 'drain the swamp'

Greg Gianforte has defeated his Democrat rival Rob Quist comfortably in the Montana special election.

# election - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'If May wins a landslide it'll be a disaster for Ireland' - Tim Farron on Brexit, Ireland, and Labour's self-destruction

The Liberal Democrats leader is looking to turn his party’s fortunes around in next month’s UK general election.

Hassan Rouhani swoops to landslide victory in Iranian presidential election

The moderate cleric, who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with Barack Obama, has been re-elected with 57% of the vote.

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Poll: Is this leadership election over before it's even begun?

Has Leo won out already?

# election - Monday 15 May, 2017

Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts

“I can’t live on £100 a month.”

# election - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in as French president

‘The world and Europe need France now more than ever and they need a strong France with a sense of its own destiny.’

# election - Monday 8 May, 2017

Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news

Misinformation spread via the social network is thought to have influenced the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote.

# election - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

The run-off vote pits the pro-Europe, pro-business Macron against anti-immigration and anti-EU Le Pen.

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