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# elections - Yesterday’s News

Poll: Should election posters be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

# elections - Monday 22 April, 2019

Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader

Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory yesterday.

# elections - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

# elections - Monday 15 April, 2019

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May

13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.

# elections - Friday 12 April, 2019

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers

O’Connell issued two styles of fliers in her constituency featuring an edited version of the paper’s front page and unauthorised use of the publication’s masthead.

Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections

She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.

# elections - Saturday 30 March, 2019

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border

Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.

# elections - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt

Venezuela, once among the richest countries in Latin-America, now needs food aid. Only free and fair elections can save the country, writes Eamon Stack.

# elections - Friday 15 February, 2019

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat

This will be Spain’s third election in four years.

# elections - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'

The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.

# elections - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod

The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.

# elections - Monday 8 October, 2018

The first Tuesday of November will define the next chapter of American politics

The US mid-terms will be the first nationwide referendum on Donald Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

# elections - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Brazil is choosing a new president ... Here's what you need to know

Voting today was to start at 8am (11am Irish time). Initial results are expected late this evening.

# elections - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote

The party has roots in the neo-Nazi movement.

# elections - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Cricket hero Khan claims victory as Pakistan election marred by rigging allegations

International observers are due to give their observations on the voting process tomorrow.

# elections - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Russians go to the polls as Putin is set to secure a fourth term in charge

The election comes amid tensions with Britain.

# elections - Monday 5 March, 2018

Populist leaders battle to govern Italy after left collapses as leader resigns

The leader of the ruling centre-left party resigned with a warning about a “wind of extremism”.

# elections - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Italians go to the polls today in an election which is too close to call

The result should be known tomorrow morning.

# elections - Saturday 17 February, 2018

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory

It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.

# elections - Thursday 25 January, 2018

How will Ireland handle social media in the Eighth Amendment referendum?

The spread of mis or disinformation around referendums on social media could harm our democracy, writes Gavin Sheridan.

# elections - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland have directly elected mayors? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have directly elected mayors?

In addition to the referendum on abortion next year, Ireland will vote on three other referendums.

# elections - Friday 22 December, 2017

Watch: Boris Johnson just had a very tense press conference with his Russian counterpart Diplomacy 101 This post contains videos

Watch: Boris Johnson just had a very tense press conference with his Russian counterpart

Johnson challenged Sergey Lavrov on Russian interference in British elections.

# elections - Monday 25 September, 2017

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough Afd

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough

Citing “dissent” with more hardline colleagues, Petry dropped her bombshell at a morning party press conference.

# elections - Friday 1 September, 2017

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void

President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a widely criticised election last month.

# elections - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election

Recent elections in the African nation have been beset by claims of vote-rigging and intimidation.

# elections - Friday 21 July, 2017

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

The Standards in Public Office Commission gave the details in its annual report, published today.

# elections - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election

Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.

# elections - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Macron promises 'revolution' as he unveils gender equal list of political outsiders

“We aim to build a majority for change,” the president-elect said.

# elections - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'The Taoiseach is too slow and too mesmerised': Gerry Adams calls for Brexit clarity

Gerry Adams also accused the British government of threatening Sinn Féin with the prospect of another election.

# elections - Monday 6 March, 2017

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande

Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.

# elections - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

# elections - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.

# elections - Saturday 18 February, 2017

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda

The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.

# elections - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election Va Va Vote This post contains videos

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election

The world is watching for the next Brexit or Trump, but will it happen?

# elections - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

From The42 OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections Reversal

OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections

The Olympic Council of Ireland elections have traditionally been open to the press.

# elections - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)

Yahya Jammeh, who had until last night refused to accept his losing result in last month’s election, has led the west African nation since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago.

# elections - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election

The outgoing Deputy First Minister said he was not “physically able” to continue in his current role.

# elections - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote

Mishi Mboko said it was the best bet for beating the current government at the polls.

# elections - Monday 16 January, 2017

The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will have no choice but name a date for elections later today.

# elections - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump

When asked about Trump’s comments in the Dáil in May, Kenny described the comments as both “racist and dangerous”.

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