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Sep 17, 2014

Businessman who lost council election to run for the Seanad

Fine Gael is planning to appoint a losing local election candidate to the Seanad. The party’s candidate in the Seanad by-election is expected to be John McNulty, a 37-year-old businessman from Donegal. The vacancy arises as a result of the election o... #Enda Kenny #Fine Gael #Deirdre Clune (politician) #European Parliament

Sep 17, 2014

The Senate Is A Coin Flip, Ctd

Aaron Blake ran simulations with the WaPo’s election model. The result: The battle for control of the Senate is a pure toss-up. Not just like a this-is-very-close toss-up, but like a 50-50-odds toss-up. Our team ran 10,000 simulations using our most ... #Enda Kenny #Fine Gael #Deirdre Clune (politician) #European Parliament

Sep 17, 2014

Zimbabwe lawyers decry detainee abuse

Zimbabwean lawyers have condemned purported assaults and death of suspects in police custody, denouncing conditions in holding cells they deemed unfit for human habitation. "There have been disturbing reports of deaths in police custody and some of o... #Zimbabwe #Robert Mugabe #Movement for Democratic Change

Sep 16, 2014

GERB Leads Ahead of Snap Vote, Public Trust of Institutions Low-Survey

Centre-right GERB party has a comfortable lead ahead of other political formations 20 days ahead of early elections, a new survey showed on Tuesday. According to the results of a nationwide survey conducted by Sofia-based Centre for Analyses and Mark... #Bulgaria #Socialist Party

Sep 15, 2014

Afghan elections: Why the candidates can't reach a deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent brokered deal to end the election deadlock in Afghanistan seems in tatters. Abdullah Abdullah, one of the presidential contenders, has once again announced that he will not accept the election results and the... #Afghanistan #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Sep 18, 2014

The online battle for Scotlands future: a look back at the highlights

From the Patronising Better Together Lady to Groundskeeper Willie, the Scottish referendum has had the internet buzzing 21 August: #YesBecause trends on Twitter At 9am on August 21, National Collective , the cultural movement for Scottish independenc... #London #Scotland #Twitter #YouTube

Sep 14, 2014

Sweden PM quits after election loss

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has announced he will resign after his centre-right coalition lost a parliamentary election to a left-leaning opposition led by the Social Democrats. Mr Reinfeldt told supporters in Stockholm that he will also... #Fredrik Reinfeldt #Stockholm

Sep 18, 2014

Scottish independence referendum: with no exit polls isnt there a democratic deficit?

The absence of an exit poll means well be robbed of a post-vote analysis of how this momentous referendum was decided Follow our live blog as voters turn out for Scotlands historic referendum Anyone whos sat up watching the TV on election night knows... #Fredrik Reinfeldt #Stockholm

Sep 17, 2014

Fiji Awaits Results From Democratic Elections

Fijians are awaiting results from the country's first democratic elections since 2006; more than 500,000 registered voters were expected to turn out to the polls... #Fredrik Reinfeldt #Stockholm

Sep 17, 2014

Fiji awaits election results, with Voreqe Bainimarama frontrunner

The first election since the 2006 military coup could see a return to democracy as well as international investment Continue reading..... #Fredrik Reinfeldt #Stockholm