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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Sunday 28 July, 2013

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention

The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.

# presidential-election - Friday 14 June, 2013

Ayatollah wants 'a new political epic' as Iranian voters elect new president

Voting has gotten under way as Iranians decide who they want to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

# presidential-election - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Senator Norris: 'I had a major depression and nervous breakdown'

David Norris said media coverage during the last presidential election had a significant effect on his health.

# presidential-election - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Cycling Ireland to hold EGM on McQuaid's nomination

McQuaid has since responded, claiming the meeting is being held as a result of a “technicality”.

# presidential-election - Monday 15 April, 2013

Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president

It’s finally official after demands for recount: The acting president will succeed the late Hugo Chavez, beating his opponent by just over 1 per cent.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

RTÉ head: 'Impossible to say' whether Frontline debate changed election

Noel Curran says the swing between Sean Gallagher and Michael D Higgins is too large to attribute to one programme.

# presidential-election - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Al Gore's Reddit AMA: The best bits

The former Veep has finished an AMA session on Reddit… see what he had to say.

# presidential-election - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

Excited for the count but bored of the wait? Read on…

USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election has asked four Irish people living in the US about their experiences during this presidential election season.

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Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election

Tens of millions of Americans will cast their vote today as the US presidential election reaches its conclusion.

# presidential-election - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland

Ireland’s foreign direct investment is at risk under Obama’s tax proposals. We should be worried, writes Dr Tom Flavin.

Abortion, Libya and... Sesame Street? Flashpoints in the US 2012 presidential race

From comments about the ’47 per cent’ to loving Big Bird, we look at some of the flashpoints in the race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

# presidential-election - Monday 29 October, 2012

8 things we're really missing from the 2012 US Presidential Election

There hasn’t been much election fever spreading from America this year. We have some theories.

# presidential-election - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream

It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

As it happened: Obama and Romney battle in the final US presidential debate

Ding ding ding! Tonight Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battle it out over foreign policy in the final US presidential of the election. Let’s see what happens.

# presidential-election - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Gallagher doesn't rule out having another run for President

Asked by Gay Byrne if he’d do it all over again, the former Dragons’ Den panellist – and soon-to-be new dad – simply says: “Who knows?”

# presidential-election - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Obama raises $181 million in September in campaign boost

It was the biggest monthly cash take by Obama in the 2012 presidential race – but how will it compare to Romney’s donations?

# presidential-election - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

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Romney stands over comments that Obama voters are 'dependants'

In a secretly-filmed video, Mitt Romney criticises an entitlement culture among those who did not pay federal income taxes.

# presidential-election - Saturday 8 September, 2012

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Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates

Romney and Obama will go head to head in three prime time debates over the month of October.

# presidential-election - Friday 7 September, 2012

Obama asks for second term, says nation will recover

The economy was the focus of the President’s speech on the final day of the National Democratic convention, promising that challenges could be met if he was given four more years.

# presidential-election - Sunday 26 August, 2012

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The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# presidential-election - Thursday 16 August, 2012

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Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss

The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.

# presidential-election - Thursday 2 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old Young Politics This post contains videos

Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old

Young Republican, Isaac Anthony, explains why he doesn’t want four more years of Obama.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

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Poll: who do you want as the next president of the USA?

Romney or Obama?

# presidential-election - Friday 27 July, 2012

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Pics, videos: The gaffes which have marred Mitt Romney's London visit

Insults, revealing state secrets and being mocked by Boris Johnson. Hopefully Enda will have some words of comfort for poor old Mitt Romney.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s

Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.

# presidential-election - Friday 6 July, 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'

Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…

# presidential-election - Monday 4 June, 2012

Protests in Tahrir Square continue after verdicts in Mubarak trial

The verdict in the trial of the country’s former president has sparked nationwide outrage after six of his security chiefs where acquitted.

# presidential-election - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Former US presidential candidate John Edwards found not guilty on one count of campaign fraud

A mistrial was declared on the other five charges after the jury could not reach a verdict on them.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# presidential-election - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Francois Hollande wins French presidential election

Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat after polls showed him in line to lose the ballot.

# presidential-election - Saturday 5 May, 2012

French election hangs in balance - but polls suggest Sarkozy defeat

The first ballots have been cast today in a vote that could have major consequences for Europe.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# presidential-election - Monday 12 March, 2012

Sarkozy threatens French pullout of visa-free zone

Sarkozy has threatened to pull France out of the EU’s coveted visa-free Schengen zone unless the bloc makes progress on protecting borders from illegal immigration.

# presidential-election - Thursday 8 March, 2012

RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet

RTÉ chairman Tom Savage will convene the broadcaster’s board, while a Sean Gallagher spokesman doesn’t rule out legal action.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

RTÉ director general apologises to Gallagher over Frontline 'mistakes'

Noel Curran’s apology comes on foot of the BAI’s decision to uphold Gallagher’s complaint regarding a controversial tweet referred to during an #Áras11 debate.

BAI upholds Gallagher complaint over Frontline tweet

However, the broadcasting authority says it found no evidence that the RTÉ programme had deliberately attempted to conceal information about the tweet.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

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Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

# presidential-election - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…