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#Election

# election - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'Flat and extraordinarily arrogant', Micheál Martin's verdict on Mary Lou McDonald's speech

The Fianna Fáil leader accused Sinn Féin of ‘an entitlement to government’.

# election - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Italy has a new prime minister

Giuseppe Conte has emerged from obscurity as a compromise candidate for prime minister of a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment parties.

# election - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls

Dramatic inflation and scarce food supplies have forced many Venezuelans to emigrate to countries including Ireland.

# election - Monday 14 May, 2018

'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections

The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system, however, means that the final makeup of 329-seat parliament is still far from decided.

# election - Thursday 10 May, 2018

World's oldest leader to be sworn in at age of 92

His election was a huge political upset.

# election - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”

# election - Thursday 19 April, 2018

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.

# election - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Majority don't want to see a general election this year

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.

# election - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Poll: Would you like a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like a general election this year?

The ‘confidence and supply’ agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may be reaching the end of its shelf-life.

# election - Monday 19 March, 2018

Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)

So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.

# election - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Putin on course to become longest-serving Russian leader since Stalin

Putin has exploited Russians’ fears by pointing to what he described as US plans to isolate the country and gain a military advantage over it.

# election - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in key congress election battle in Trump stronghold

Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead today in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump.

# election - Sunday 4 March, 2018

# election - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election

Although the former Prime Minister is barred from public office, he could play an important role in the next government.

# election - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

# election - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

# election - Monday 5 February, 2018

Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois race for Congress

Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois race for Congress

Art Jones is currently the only Republican candidate for the November election.

# election - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# election - Friday 29 December, 2017

Expecting an election next year? Those pesky cable ties are here to stay

There are still no plans to introduce legislation to compel election candidates to remove plastic ties that hold election posters in place.

# election - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'

The Cork TD discusses how the abortion issue will be difficult for his party and how Fianna Fáil hasn’t ruled out running candidates in the north.

# election - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call

Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for 18 years and is expected to easily win another six-year term.

# election - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Thousands declare support for Kremlin critic in Russia's March election

But 41 year old lawyer Alexei Navalny has been deemed ineligible to run in the Russian election due to a criminal conviction.

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# election - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point

The region takes to the polls to decide between pro-independence parties and those wanting to remain part of Spain.

# election - Monday 18 December, 2017

Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election

The African National Congress has ruled in South Africa since 1994.

# election - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones

Polls are scheduled to close at 7pm (1am Irish time) across Alabama, with three million voters called to cast ballots.

# election - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet

The Tánaiste confirmed her resignation at Cabinet today. Here’s how the events played out.

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes High Court This post contains videos

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s expected resignation may avert an imminent general election.

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election

The cabinet will meet this morning, while the Fianna Fáil front bench will meet before lunchtime.

# election - Monday 27 November, 2017

'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader are meeting again today as efforts continue to avoid a general election.

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional' High Court This post contains videos

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

# election - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention

It remains unclear whether Frances Fitzgerald will step down as Tánaiste.

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game

Minister Regina Doherty has said she heard a roar from Fianna Fáil TDs.

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

# election - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election is called in the coming weeks? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election is called in the coming weeks?

It looks like a return to the polls could be on the horizon.

# election - Friday 24 November, 2017

Liveblog: Government could fall as Fianna Fáil tables a motion of no confidence in Frances Fitzgerald

Fine Gael reaffirmed its commitment to Fitzgerald in a party meeting last night.

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months? On The Brink This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months?

A return to the polls is looking increasingly likely with neither Fine Gael nor Fianna Fáil apparently willing to cede ground over the Frances Fitzgerald email controversy.

# election - Thursday 23 November, 2017

General election looking more likely by the minute as Fine Gael digs in to support Tánaiste

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are both tabling motions of no confidence against Frances Fitzgerald.

# 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.

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