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2024 is the biggest election year in history
« on: November 19, 2023, 07:32:02 AM »


https://www.economist.com/interactive/the-world-ahead/2023/11/13/2024-is-the-biggest-election-year-in-history

40 countries,  3.2 billion people, 41% of the world population (is that voting or total? I think is rough) and so 42% of the worlds GDP will have a vote next year.

USA
UK
Europe and:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_elections_in_2024

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 12:37:30 AM »
A lot of women and young people I know are very engaged these days.  I suspect the voter turnout to be high in the USA.  Three of my four children are eager to vote, and the third would if she could.

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 06:10:46 AM »
A lot of women and young people I know are very engaged these days.  I suspect the voter turnout to be high in the USA.  Three of my four children are eager to vote, and the third would if she could.
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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2023, 07:10:59 AM »
That issue also named Mr Trump “the most dangerous person in the world in 2024,” a hat tip to Time’s Person of
The Year.

The Economist has traditionally endorsed a US presidential candidate (Reagan x 2, Bush 41, Clinton… don’t know about others). I think negative endorsement are new territory for them.

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2023, 01:26:12 AM »
Well, if this is Argentina's new president and not a deepfake, we're off to a helluva start.

Argentina's new president. It wasn't an easy translation
https://old.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/17zys30/argentinas_new_president_it_wasnt_an_easy/

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2023, 03:52:34 PM »
Anybody can add subtitles, so it doesn't even need to be a deep fake. But he will be pretty radical. That doesn't mean he will get much done on his agenda. His party has a tiny number of seats. It would be like if Trump ran as the MAGA candidate and had only seven House seats. Milei will need the more mainstream party to get much of what he wants done. So it depends on how much they are on boar with his agenada.

Argentina set for sharp right turn as Trump-like radical wins presidency
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/11/19/argentina-presidential-election-results-javier-milei/

Tantric Sex and Dog Cloning: A Guide to Argentina’s Trumpy New President
Leftist-hating libertarian Javier Milei won the nation's presidency in a runoff election Sunday night. The former American president is a big fan
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/javier-milei-guide-argentina-trump-loving-president-1234888897/

How the Hell Did This Guy Become Argentina’s Next President?
Javier Milei claims to speak to his dead pet through a medium. He has proposed allowing organs to be bought and sold on the free market. And yeah, that hair.
https://newrepublic.com/article/177037/javier-milei-argentina-election-next-president

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Argentina has elected a self-described anarcho-capitalist libertarian Javier Milei as its next president. The result of Sunday’s runoff election will mean sweeping changes to the second-largest economy in South America, which will now be helmed by one of the most bizarre figures in modern politics.

An economist-turned-legislator, Milei’s abrasive political stylings, unruly mop of hair, anti-communist ravings, and taste for conspiracies have earned him comparisons to Donald Trump, and support from right-wing figures within American media and international politics.
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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2023, 09:24:32 AM »
> do you proud

Somehow I've managed to raise kids that turn out to be better adults than I've managed to be.

> “the most dangerous person in the world in 2024,”

Only if he gets reelected.

>Argentina

I don't understand why people around the world keep getting seduced by the same evil-clown formula again and again.

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2023, 12:19:05 PM »
>the same evil-clown formula again and again

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67512204

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The unexpectedly meaty win for controversial, hard-right politician Geert Wilders in Wednesday's general election in the Netherlands set international headlines on fire.

Right-wing nationalists across Europe rushed to congratulate the populist politician, sometimes dubbed the Dutch Trump - partly for his dyed, bouffant-like hairdo, and partly for his famously firebrand rhetoric.

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2023, 01:30:13 PM »
>2024 is the biggest election year in history

Just, shoot me now.

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2023, 03:01:28 PM »
>Just, shoot me now.

ain't that the truth

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Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2023, 10:23:43 PM »
Geert Wilders is particularly concerning given what's happening in Ukraine.