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From TheJournal.ie Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat Elections

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option' Venezuela

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.

From TheJournal.ie SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod Dublin

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.

From TheJournal.ie The first Tuesday of November will define the next chapter of American politics Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil is choosing a new president ... Here's what you need to know Explainer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote Elections

Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote

The party has roots in the neo-Nazi movement.

From TheJournal.ie Cricket hero Khan claims victory as Pakistan election marred by rigging allegations Acrimony

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russians go to the polls as Putin is set to secure a fourth term in charge Putin Him In Charge

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

The election comes amid tensions with Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Populist leaders battle to govern Italy after left collapses as leader resigns First Pasta Post

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Italians go to the polls today in an election which is too close to call Elections

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

The result should be known tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory Russian Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie How will Ireland handle social media in the Eighth Amendment referendum? Elections

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void Gross Irregularities

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election The Fix

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.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences SIPO

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election Women For Election

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Macron promises 'revolution' as he unveils gender equal list of political outsiders Young Pretenders

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The Taoiseach is too slow and too mesmerised': Gerry Adams calls for Brexit clarity Clear As Mud

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande Standing Firm

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.

From TheJournal.ie Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings No Longer Immune

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

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

From TheJournal.ie Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal Elections

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

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

From TheJournal.ie As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda 2015 Called

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs) YAHYA Jammeh

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.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election Breaking

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote Powerful Motivator

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.

From TheJournal.ie The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election Collapse

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.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump No Regrets

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers Super Prime Numbers

Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers

From celebrity deaths, to centenary commemorations – 2016 was certainly a year to remember (or forget).

From TheJournal.ie "I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton" Opinion

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"

Now that the first shock has abated, TheJournal.ie columnist Larry Donnelly ponders on a world post-Trump victory.

From TheJournal.ie Building a giant wall, protecting gun owners and stopping immigration - here are the policies that got Trump elected President Trump

Building a giant wall, protecting gun owners and stopping immigration - here are the policies that got Trump elected

The president-elect’s vague policy proposals resonated with a lot of voters.

From TheJournal.ie Australian Prime Minister told to quit after "Brexiting" himself Speak Strewth To Power

Australian Prime Minister told to quit after "Brexiting" himself

“He has taken this nation to an election on the basis of stability; he has delivered instability.”

From TheJournal.ie All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government Coalition

All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government

There could be a hung parliament thanks to how citizens chose to vote.

From TheJournal.ie Election count underway in Australia with top parties neck and neck Too Close To Call

Election count underway in Australia with top parties neck and neck

Leaders of the major parties have each promised to bring stability to a government long mired in chaos.

From TheJournal.ie Spain's conservatives have scored a big election victory in the wake of Brexit Spain

Spain's conservatives have scored a big election victory in the wake of Brexit

The Popular Party (PP) increased its number of seats in the second election in six months.

From TheJournal.ie London elects its first Muslim mayor UK Elections

London elects its first Muslim mayor

Vote-counting was taking place across Britain and Northern Ireland today.

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