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#Snap Election

From TheJournal.ie Conservative Sebastian Kurz on track to retake power in Austrian snap election Austria

Conservative Sebastian Kurz on track to retake power in Austrian snap election

Kurz’s former allies, the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), were the biggest losers, falling 10 percentage points.

From TheJournal.ie House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension Snap Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to seek 14 October general election if MPs vote to block no-deal Brexit today Snap Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence Snap Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory? Indyref 2

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.

From TheJournal.ie Japan's Abe storms to 'super-majority', promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea Snap Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie Japan's prime minister calls snap election Snap Election

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here (don't) Make It Snappy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect' Shots Fired

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Crush the saboteurs': Here's how the British press reacted to Theresa May calling an election Snap Happy

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's to lose? Here's how the main parties measure up ahead of the UK election Oh Snap

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.

From TheJournal.ie As the North votes, why do Sinn Féin keep going on (and on) about crocodiles? Snap Election
From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process Snap Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine is close to forming a new pro-West government Snap Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie Labour and Fine Gael clash over €6bn cuts Opposition

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.