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#Elections

From TheJournal.ie Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man Australia

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man

The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign Opinion

Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign

Thousands of young Irish men and women in Australia on working visas are becoming caught up in an ugly xenophobic campaign about keeping jobs for locals, writes NSW Senator Ursula Stephens.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali Irish Aid

Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali

The money will be used to help refugees and internally-displaced citizens of the west African country.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging Robert Mugabe

Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging

Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.

From TheJournal.ie Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy Wikileaks Party

Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy

The Wikileaks founder said a victory for his candidates would be like putting the country’s best investigative journalists in the Australian Senate.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen Opinion

Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen

There is a breakdown in communication between the citizen and their elected representatives when, ironically, our representatives are arguably more contactable now than they have ever been before, writes Sarah O’Neill.

From TheJournal.ie Luxembourg PM Juncker resigns in spy scandal Elections

Luxembourg PM Juncker resigns in spy scandal

A fixture on the European scene during the financial crisis, Juncker recently faced Luxembourg’s first confidence vote in 150 years.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government' Labour Party

Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government'

Speaking at the Tom Johnson Summer School in Cork, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says as a partner in government there are things they have not yet achieved, but there have been achievements.

From TheJournal.ie US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program Iran

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

From TheJournal.ie Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency Election

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency

Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation

Politicians are too busy trying to point-score with the electorate on social issue to address the real danger to our way of life – our tanking economy. A new party, focused on economic policy, is vital for Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna

From TheJournal.ie Proposals to overhaul Ireland’s councils criticised by... Ireland’s councils Councils

Proposals to overhaul Ireland’s councils criticised by... Ireland’s councils

The Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland says the revised boundaries could leave rural areas without councillors.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the new boundaries for next year's local elections Electorama

Here are the new boundaries for next year's local elections

The report of the boundary committee, the biggest overhaul of councils in decades, has been published this evening.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs want US-style presidential campaigns at next European elections Euro 2014

MEPs want US-style presidential campaigns at next European elections

Each political party will be asked to reveal its candidate to lead the European Commission, who will run an EU-wide campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options Get Out The Vote

Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options

The Constitutional Convention has agreed that changes to Dáil elections might also include an entirely new electoral system.

From TheJournal.ie Casual snaps show Charles de Gaulle's Irish holiday after resignation In Pictures This post contains videos

Casual snaps show Charles de Gaulle's Irish holiday after resignation

Following his resignation in 1969, the French President sought solace in a “quiet holiday” touring Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Would you like to become an international elections observer? International Elections

Would you like to become an international elections observer?

Who are they and what do they do? TheJournal.ie looks at Ireland’s role in international elections.

From TheJournal.ie The EU's poorest country is voting in a snap general election today Bulgaria

The EU's poorest country is voting in a snap general election today

A snap general election is likely to see the ruling GERB party win the most votes but with no overall majority a hung parliament is likely.

From TheJournal.ie 14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections Pakistan

14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections

Nawaz Sharif’s party is set to dominate Pakistan’s assembly but it will have no overall majority following a campaign dominated by the economy and US policy in the region.

From TheJournal.ie 11 dead in Karachi bomb blast as voting takes place in Pakistan Pakistan

11 dead in Karachi bomb blast as voting takes place in Pakistan

More than 86 million people are eligible to vote as the elections marks the first transition from one civilian government to another in the country’s 66 year history.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland? Opinion

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike Iraq

Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike

14 election candidates have been killed since campaigning began.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one Opinion

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one

Margaret Thatcher normalised female success, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy that women were unsuited to the pursuit of power, but mechanisms, such as electoral gender quotas would have been anathema to her, writes Margaret O’Keefe.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before? Opinion

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?

The Irish electorate is both a strange beast and an angry and vengeful one at the moment, writes Gary Murphy, who says while the people might be punishing Labour, it will not herald a new political force.

From TheJournal.ie Two dead in western Kenya riots: police Protests

Two dead in western Kenya riots: police

Protests erupted in western Kenya yesterday after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the country’s presidential elections.

From TheJournal.ie Italian president buys time in political deadlock Italy

Italian president buys time in political deadlock

Napolitano says he will not resign.

From TheJournal.ie Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections Fine Gael

Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections

The MEP said it was a good time to allow new candidates to emerge.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears Opinion

Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears

Five years ago, over 500,000 people were displaced and more than 1,500 killed in post-election violence in Kenya. Now, NGOs are working to manage humanitarian situation ahead of the country’s next election this Monday, writes Ivy Ndiewo.

From TheJournal.ie Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election Vote

Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election

Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.

From TheJournal.ie Big win for centrists in poll upset, but Netanyahu still likely to lead Israel Israel

Big win for centrists in poll upset, but Netanyahu still likely to lead Israel

The 120-seat Israeli parliament, the Knesset, is now evenly divided between right wing and centre-left parties but Netanyahu is expected to negotiate a coalition and third term as prime minister.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months Egypt

Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months

The referendum on the constitution passed earlier this week with a low turnout doing little to assuage the fears of the opposition.

From TheJournal.ie Mario Monti says he is ready to lead Italy again Elections

Mario Monti says he is ready to lead Italy again

Italy’s somewhat complex system means he cannot be on the ballot paper though.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?

The dramatic surge in emigration from Ireland in recent years means that voting rights for Irish people living abroad has become a major issue. What do you think – should emigrants be allowed vote?

From The42 Shevchenko’s political career seems doomed to failure Ouch

Shevchenko’s political career seems doomed to failure

The early results from Sunday’s election make Sheva’s ill-fated spell at Chelsea look like a roaring success.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys Opinion

Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys

The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

From TheJournal.ie West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years Palestine

West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years

About 25 per cent of the candidates in the local elections are women. The ballot are being boycotted by Hamas.

Bosnian mayoral candidate uses porn to gain web attention

Mirad Hadziahmetovic isn’t expected to win the election in Zenica, Bosnia – but wants people to vote for him based on his PR strategy.

From TheJournal.ie 100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable US

100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable

President Barack Obama appears to have a slight edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney – but issue of the economy continues to curb his popularity.

From TheJournal.ie Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections Libya

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections

The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.

From TheJournal.ie Is Berlusconi planning a comeback? Italy

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?

The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.