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#Snap Election

# snap-election - Friday 6 September, 2019

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

# snap-election - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Boris Johnson to seek 14 October general election if MPs vote to block no-deal Brexit today

Johnson met with ministers and ruled out another Brexit extension last night.

# snap-election - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence

Polls predict far-right party Vox could take more than 10% of the votes.

# snap-election - Friday 22 December, 2017

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?

Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.

# snap-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.

# snap-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.

# snap-election - Friday 21 April, 2017

Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here

59% of voters think it would be better if the current government remain in power.

# snap-election - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

# snap-election - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'Crush the saboteurs': Here's how the British press reacted to Theresa May calling an election

Three polls released over the weekend show May’s Conservatives around 20 points ahead.

# snap-election - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Theresa May's to lose? Here's how the main parties measure up ahead of the UK election

The Conservatives will hope to win another majority over Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP.

# snap-election - Thursday 2 March, 2017

# snap-election - Monday 16 January, 2017

Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process

Adams said he does not think the Taoiseach has “good instincts” when it comes to dealing with these issues.

# snap-election - Monday 27 October, 2014

Ukraine is close to forming a new pro-West government

If coalition talks succeed, it will solidify the country’s shift away from Russia under Poroshenko.

# snap-election - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Labour and Fine Gael clash over €6bn cuts

Both parties have called for a snap election – but can’t agree on how to impose cuts now that the IMF are on the scene.