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# Elections

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2022
# Midterms
Biden hits campaign trail in final uphill push to salvage Democrats
Biden will end the trip in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, alongside the still popular former president Barack Obama
# Elections
Jair Bolsonaro yet to concede defeat or challenge Brazil’s election results
The outgoing Brazilian leader has repeatedly questioned the reliability of the nation’s electronic voting system.
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Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms
Our columnist looks ahead to the contentious midterms coming up.
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Brian Rowan: Truss' resignation and Conservative chaos spell disaster for Northern Ireland
The former BBC correspondent says the ongoing chaos in London means Stormont is again forgotten.
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Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?
Sofia Ammassari and Duncan McDonnell look at the shock political shift of Italy to the far-right and ask what it means for the future.
# Down The Aisle
Brazil’s Lula marries at 76 ahead of presidential election in October
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was president in 2003-2010 and leads Jair Bolsonaro in the opinion polls heading into Brazil’s election in October.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What does the election result mean for the future of Northern Ireland?
Listen in to be brought up to speed about the weekend’s seismic election result.
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Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland
The former BBC correspondent says the story of “two tribes” in the North is now being stretched out across a wider canvas.
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Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire
Peter Flanagan says the election in Northern Ireland has shown that Loyalist and British values are no longer the same.
# Stormont
Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.
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Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.
# France
French Prime Minister says government to resign if Macron wins to create 'new impetus'
Macron is facing a close race in the run-off this Sunday against far-right veteran Marine Le Pen.
# France
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen begin duel to become French president
After a first round of voting on Sunday, Macron came top with 27.85%, while far-right leader Le Pen finished second at 23.15%.
# voting round two
Macron and Le Pen prepare for tense French election duel
Projections from the first round of voting show Macron scoring 28-29%, with Le Pen on 22-24%.
# Elections
Orban declares victory in Hungarian elections
The right-wing PM gave a 10-minute speech to Fidesz party officials and supporters at an election night event in Budapest.
# Crunch time
Macron launches bitter attack on Le Pen as lead slips in French polls
A poll yesterday showed Le Pen winning 47.5% of the vote in a second-round run-off against Macron.
All time
# Elections
Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega wins new presidential term after opponents jailed
With ballots in 49% of polling stations counted, Ortega had 75% of votes.
# Boycott
Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament
The vote was brought forward from 2022 as a rare concession to a protest movement.
# milos zeman
Czech president taken to hospital day after elections
Milos Zeman has been grappling with liver problems according to local media
# Canada
Justin Trudeau’s party projected to win most seats in Canada’s election
It is expected that the incumbent will form a minority government.
# Hungary
Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack
Voting in the primary elections to find a candidate to challenge Orban was suspended on Saturday.
# Myanmar
Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.
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Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress
Caitriona Gleeson of Women for Election says Ireland’s record of women entering politics is a matter of concern but this by-election is a step forward.
# France
Le Pen's French far-right beaten in regional elections – exit polls
The voting was being closely scrutinised as a litmus test of whether the anti-immigration National Rally was gaining in acceptability.
# Germany
German far-right party predicted to make gains in regional election
Surveys have the AfD neck-and-neck with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU.
# India
Indian prime minister’s party takes electoral hit amid Covid-19 surge
Modi stands weakened but faces no threats to staying on as the country’s leader until his term ends in 2024.
# Elections
'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job
The 38-year-old says he is ‘happy’ as Arsenal manager, amid speculation that Barca presidential candidate Joan Laporta wants him to return to the Catalan giants.
# Electoral Reform
Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced
Minister Darragh O’Brien described the proposed bill as the “most significant development for our electoral system in decades”.
# GRA
New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference
Members vented their frustration during the conference.
# Cairo
Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections
The elections will be held in two phases, with the first covering 14 provinces today and tomorrow.
# Protests
Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election
Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.
# Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue
Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.
# Alexander Lukashenko
Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote
Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.
# China
Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame
The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.
# China
Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections
Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.
# Elections
Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting
Trump has since rolled back on his threat but still claimed that widespread postal voting promotes “a lot of illegality”.
# ge2020
Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.
# Misinformation
YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters
The move comes amid growing concern about so-called “deepfake” videos altered by using artificial intelligence.
# Finally
Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator
An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.
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Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time
A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.