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#Election

# election - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race
# Kenya
# Kenya

Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race

Tue 10:35 PM 4,944 Views 0 Comments

The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta.

# election - Monday 11 July, 2022

Shinzo Abe's party wins key 'supermajority' in Japanese elections
# Japan
# Japan

Shinzo Abe's party wins key 'supermajority' in Japanese elections

Jul 11th 2022, 9:27 AM 9,438 Views 0 Comments

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito are now part of what is now a two-thirds supermajority willing to amend the country’s pacifist constitution.

# election - Monday 20 June, 2022

Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president
# Colombia
# Colombia

Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president

Jun 20th 2022, 8:51 AM 11,112 Views 8 Comments

The 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota defeated millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in a tense and unpredictable election.

# election - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?
# Voting
# Voting

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?

Jun 7th 2022, 10:00 AM 20,304 Views 36 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.

# election - Monday 23 May, 2022

Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit
# Labour
# Labour

Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

May 23rd 2022, 7:18 AM 7,626 Views 6 Comments

Votes are still being counted to determine whether Anthony Albanese will control a majority in Parliament.

# election - Friday 20 May, 2022

Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election
# Vote
# Vote

Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election

May 20th 2022, 9:57 AM 5,541 Views 1 Comment

Scott Morrison’s conservative government is seeking a rare fourth term in office.

# election - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election
# Marcos
# Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election

May 11th 2022, 10:11 AM 6,376 Views 3 Comments

The son of the late dictator has secured over 56% of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.

# election - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Philippine dictator's son wins landslide presidential victory
# Election
# Election

Philippine dictator's son wins landslide presidential victory

Updated May 10th 2022, 4:00 PM 43,306 Views 25 Comments

The result represents a reversal of the 1986 “People Power” pro-democracy revolt that ousted his father.

# election - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Macron vows new start for nation at second term inauguration
# France
# France

Macron vows new start for nation at second term inauguration

May 7th 2022, 12:23 PM 8,299 Views 4 Comments

It marks the first time a French leader is serving a second term in 20 years.

# election - Monday 25 April, 2022

Poll: Would you be in favour of a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be in favour of a general election this year?

Apr 25th 2022, 9:44 AM 64,193 Views 91 Comments

Pearse Doherty said there should be a general election instead of the Taoiseach rotation due to take place later this year.

# election - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback
# French Election
# French Election

Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback

Apr 23rd 2022, 11:35 AM 19,043 Views 26 Comments

Despite Macron’s pledge to limit the appeal of extremist parties, Le Pen is within touching distance of the Élysée, writes Dr Maura Stewart.

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says
# Jim Allister
# Jim Allister

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says

Apr 23rd 2022, 8:08 AM 14,750 Views 19 Comments

“It will take more than a story to solve the Protocol issue,” Jim Allister told an election rally.

# election - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Macron and Le Pen clash over Russian loan, hijab ban and cost of living in debate
# French Election
# French Election

Macron and Le Pen clash over Russian loan, hijab ban and cost of living in debate

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 7:30 AM 38,545 Views 43 Comments

Macron was deemed the winner of the 2.5 hour debate in an opinion poll.

# election - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Emmanuel Macron to face Marine Le Pen in run-off election for French presidency - exit polls
# At The Polls
# At The Polls

Emmanuel Macron to face Marine Le Pen in run-off election for French presidency - exit polls

Apr 10th 2022, 7:13 PM 36,438 Views 42 Comments

Projections show that Macron leads far-right leader Le Pen in the first round of France’s elections by a larger than expected margin.

# election - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Poll: Would you like to see Emmanuel Macron re-elected as French president?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see Emmanuel Macron re-elected as French president?

Apr 9th 2022, 12:07 PM 44,651 Views 62 Comments

French voters will soon decide who will be president for the next five years.

# election - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Voters cast their ballots in Hungary election with PM Orban vying for fourth consecutive term
# General Election
# General Election

Voters cast their ballots in Hungary election with PM Orban vying for fourth consecutive term

Apr 3rd 2022, 10:47 AM 10,527 Views 30 Comments

The election campaign has been dominated by Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

# election - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen closing gap on Emmanuel Macron, new polls show
# Polls
# Polls

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen closing gap on Emmanuel Macron, new polls show

Mar 29th 2022, 10:05 PM 23,109 Views 22 Comments

Macron has long been favourite for the two-round election on 10 and 24 April.

# election - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Conservative 'anti-feminist' Yoon Suk-Yeol wins tight South Korean presidential race
# South Korea
# South Korea

Conservative 'anti-feminist' Yoon Suk-Yeol wins tight South Korean presidential race

Updated Mar 10th 2022, 7:21 AM 13,322 Views 4 Comments

His victory margin was razor-thin: Yoon had 48.56% of the vote against rival Lee Jae-myung’s 47.83%

# election - Monday 31 January, 2022

Socialist Party wins re-election in Portugal
# Portugal
# Portugal

Socialist Party wins re-election in Portugal

Jan 31st 2022, 8:40 AM 11,715 Views 9 Comments

The country is preparing to deploy €45 billion of EU aid to help spur the economy after the Covid pandemic.

# election - Monday 20 December, 2021

Chile elects new left-wing president over far-right candidate likened to Donald Trump
# Election
# Election

Chile elects new left-wing president over far-right candidate likened to Donald Trump

Dec 20th 2021, 7:31 AM 14,455 Views 12 Comments

Gabriel Boric will become Chile’s youngest modern president when he takes office.

# election - Friday 5 November, 2021

Portugal’s president calls a snap election for 30 January
# Election
# Election

Portugal’s president calls a snap election for 30 January

Nov 5th 2021, 7:13 AM 7,028 Views 3 Comments

Portugal’s head of state made the announcement in a televised address to the nation.

# election - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Biden predicts Democratic win in Virginia but election remains too close to call
# Terry McAuliffe
# Terry McAuliffe

Biden predicts Democratic win in Virginia but election remains too close to call

Nov 2nd 2021, 9:23 PM 16,504 Views 17 Comments

The election is seen as the first major test of Joe Biden’s political brand.

# election - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Security tight as Iraqis vote for new parliament
# Election
# Election

Security tight as Iraqis vote for new parliament

Oct 10th 2021, 10:04 AM 5,073 Views 1 Comment

The elections, due to be held next year, were brought forward following a popular uprising in Baghdad and southern provinces.

# election - Monday 27 September, 2021

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition
# Goodbye Merkel
# Goodbye Merkel

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 12:56 PM 25,183 Views 2 Comments
  • Preliminary official results showed that the centre-left Social Democrats narrowly won the vote.
  • Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrat bloc had its worst result since 1949.
  • Would-be successor Armin Laschet claims right to try to build the next government .
Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament

Sep 27th 2021, 7:32 AM 13,341 Views 11 Comments

Of the 63 seats in the Althing parliament, 30 were won by women, or 47.6 percent, following the recount.

# election - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Iceland takes to the polls in general election as government hangs by a thread
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland takes to the polls in general election as government hangs by a thread

Sep 25th 2021, 7:37 AM 19,242 Views 16 Comments

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir faces an up hill battle to continue in Government.

# election - Friday 17 September, 2021

Navalny app removed from Apple and Google as Russians vote in election
# Vladimir Putin
# Vladimir Putin

Navalny app removed from Apple and Google as Russians vote in election

Sep 17th 2021, 9:51 AM 18,748 Views 11 Comments

His allies denounced the move as an “act of political censorship”.

# election - Friday 10 September, 2021

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

Sep 10th 2021, 9:27 AM 130,873 Views 224 Comments

A lot has changed since February 2020.

# election - Sunday 27 June, 2021

French far-right faces crucial test in second round of voting in regional elections
# France
# France

French far-right faces crucial test in second round of voting in regional elections

Jun 27th 2021, 11:10 AM 8,287 Views 2 Comments

Results are expected after the last polls close at 8pm.

# election - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

It's official: Dublin Bay South by-election date set for 8 July
# Dbs
# Dbs

It's official: Dublin Bay South by-election date set for 8 July

Jun 16th 2021, 1:19 PM 20,768 Views 21 Comments

The by-election will fill the seat vacated by former minister Eoghan Murphy.

# election - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power
# Bashar Al-Assad
# Bashar Al-Assad

War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power

May 26th 2021, 7:21 AM 10,420 Views 17 Comments

In the last multi-candidate poll in 2014, Bashar al-Assad took 88% of the vote.

# election - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Early results indicate win for right-wing party in Madrid election
# Spain
# Spain

Early results indicate win for right-wing party in Madrid election

May 4th 2021, 10:01 PM 15,944 Views 23 Comments

The party’s leader in the capital has opposed hospitality closures during Covid-19.

# election - Monday 5 April, 2021

Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway
# Jerusalem
# Jerusalem

Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway

Apr 5th 2021, 8:45 AM 7,875 Views 0 Comments

Netanyahu denies wrongdoing in the case.

# election - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain
# Israel
# Israel

Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain

Mar 24th 2021, 7:06 AM 7,262 Views 6 Comments

Netanyahu described yesterday’s projected results as a “huge win for the right” and his Likud party.

# election - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Dutch PM Mark Rutte savours ‘overwhelming vote of confidence’ in poll
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch PM Mark Rutte savours ‘overwhelming vote of confidence’ in poll

Mar 18th 2021, 10:53 AM 10,665 Views 3 Comments

It was the fourth consecutive poll win for his conservative party and he will now move to form a new coalition.

# election - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 38,268 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

# election - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy's Prime Minister - so what's next?
# Prime Minister
# Prime Minister

Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy's Prime Minister - so what's next?

Jan 26th 2021, 12:57 PM 13,665 Views 9 Comments

Conte will remain as a caretaker Prime Minister and will try to form a new government.

# election - Monday 25 January, 2021

Portugal reelects TV pundit as president, after people brave the pandemic to vote
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Portugal reelects TV pundit as president, after people brave the pandemic to vote

Jan 25th 2021, 7:29 AM 15,544 Views 8 Comments

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was reelected yesterday, amid a turnout higher than expected.

# election - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases
# Portuguese President
# Portuguese President

Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases

Jan 24th 2021, 1:31 PM 14,443 Views 11 Comments

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is regarded as the clear front-runner among seven candidates.

# election - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election
# Kampala
# Kampala

Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election

Jan 19th 2021, 4:29 PM 10,577 Views 6 Comments

Politician and former musician Bobi Wine lost Uganda’s presidential election but his party won at least 56 seats.

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